This is the first of a new collection celebrating 'Where I Live'......
My home area of Dorset is such a beautiful place to live and full of a number of outdoor wonders and amazing natural attractions. We have the famous Jurassic Coast, the popular beaches at Bournemouth, the most expensive stretch of coast in sandbanks and the beautiful north Dorset full of green spaces, woodlands and trailways.
The stone arch known as Durdle Door is maybe the most well-known in the entire world.
One of Dorset's most famous and photographed attractions is part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and is home to a lovely beach.
Taking the steps down with a choice of visiting Man O'War beach or Durdle Door via the natural cliff path either brings you to one of the treasures of Dorset.
Around 10,000 years ago, the tide sliced through Portland limestone to form it. Lone stacks in the distance, visible while facing west across the beach, indicate an earlier coastline. This section of the coast, which was created when bays merged, depicts how Lulworth Cove and Stair Hole may have been several thousand years ago.
Its always been a popular spot for locals but with the advent of social media like Instagram has propelled it to the top of many must-see lists. This boom in popularity has also brought its problems, its unspoilt beauty means there are no facilities on the beach and those who are not prepared by not clearing up after themselves and leaving rubbish can spoil it for everyone!
I'm so lucky to have this right on my doorstep!
I wanted to capture the iconic Dorset attraction of Durdle Door using a painting aesthetic. It was pencilled, inked by hand and then digitally lined, coloured via paint brush and then printed via Giclee.
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Available in new 8", 12” or 20” Giclee prints on 310gsm material.
'Durdle Door' was created on July 10th 2022
- Limited to 50 copies
- Printed using Giclee and Hahnemühle German Etching 310 (gsm) paper for a superior handmade feel.
-Includes 1" border for mounting.