The painting depicts Cuckmere Haven, looking east towards the Seven Sisters. The old coastguard homes are perched on the edge of the land and appear to be sliding down the hill towards the water below. This part of the world is constantly under attack from the sea and without regular shoring up the houses may well, one day, disappear into the channel.
There used to be a miniature smooth-haired dachshund called Greta that lived in one of the cottages, and a fearless little dog she was too. If anyone or thing came too near to her manor, she would bark and charge about on tiny, stout legs. Even the herring gulls gave her a wide berth.
She made such an impression on us that we eventually acquired a miniature smooth-haired dachshund of our own.
This is not the only painting I have done of Cuckmere Haven. It is one of those places where your mind can easily travel back in time with the knowledge that nothing would be any different. I painted a little watercolour many, many years ago after a Sunday visit when I was lucky enough to see a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire race across the Channel and Straight up the Cuckmere Valley. Brilliant.
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