I am very fond of Beachy Head and its stripey lighthouse. The walk along the Seven Sisters Country Park in a westerly direction towards Cuckmore Haven is one of my favourites.
The best time to walk is on a spring evening after a storm, when The Downs are criss-crossed with cloud shadows and the first swallows have made landfall, flying inches above the grass in between the sheep as they celebrate their journey's end.
If you shut your eyes and breathe deeply you may just detect the delicate aroma of mothballs.
I spent many years as a child at nearby Polegate visiting ageing aunts and uncles. Uncle Lou was one of the smallest men I have ever met and seemed to be constantly clad in a pair of oversized tartan slippers. My Aunt Ada was a cross between a Larson cartoon character and the nurse from Tom Wolfe's film 'The Right Stuff'.
Their house had a heating system which punched out cold air from grills at skirting board level, and with shoes left on the doormat upon arrival, our feet and toes were soon chilblained and bloodless. Other points of note were Uncle Lou's Ford Anglia, with nodding dog and a tartan blanket on the back seat that matched his slippers. Oh, and the overpowering pong of mothballs.
We are a family business that works closely with the artists to ensure that our customers receive wonderful pictures at affordable prices.
Original paintings and framed prints are usually only available for collection from the Gallery, although we can deliver in person within a 15 mile radius of the gallery by arrangement.
On this site we have tried to provide as much choice as possible, but we are happy to quote on and supply pictures in bespoke sizes where feasible.
How long before we dispatch your print?
Some of the most popular prints are usually available for despatch within 48 hours.
If we do not hold the specific print you're after in stock it will be despatched as soon as we have been able to order one from the various craft printers used by our artists, or from the artists themselves.This seldom takes longer than a week.
How will the picture be delivered?
Within the UK, to keep things as simple and cost-effective as possible, we offer delivery by first class post which is organised by Post and Packing.
The prices quoted on the site include postage and packing at a discounted rate.
For international deliveries, please send us a message
How will your picture be packed?
All mounted prints are wrapped in cellophane bags and packaged using stout card and bubble wrap.
Framed prints and poster prints
Sadly due to the increasing instances of breakages in transit, we are no longer offering framed prints or originals by post. Please contact the gallery to discuss alternatives.
Poster prints will be rolled in acid-free tissue paper and inserted in a large diameter, stout cardboard tube with plastic end-pieces.