For the past week Hester Berry has been artist in residence for the National Trust, at the Cabin in Bucks Mills.
We aked Hester what has it been like living so simply, just as the original owners did so many years ago. We were interested in how she has spent her time there and were delighted when she included images of her work.
The tiny little stone building was a live-in studio for artists Judith Ackland and Mary Stella Edwards, from 1920 – 1971. Although there is no electricity or water, the studio is light and cheery, and affords wonderful views over the sea, to Hartland, Lundy, and Baggy Point.
I have been exploring the beach and the coast paths, sketching, making my own paints, and trying to recreate a sense of the dramatic light on the cliffs and beach. It’s a wonderfully inspiring place, so rich in history.
The large feature image is of the artist Hester Berry at the cabin – photo by Josie Walker
You can discover more about Hester and her open days at the cabin in this article.
See More Paintings During Art Trek
The paintings made, done in locally-sourced home-made Bideford Black, will be on view in the Hayloft Studio as part of Art Trek 2016