ALISON ORCHARD

Contemporary British Artist based on Surrey / Hampshire border


On The Rocks

Feature painting

"On The Rocks" is a big feature painting that really packs a punch, measuring 122 x 122cm on deep canvas. This is based on a stretch of rocks off Baggy Point, Near Croyde, on the North Devon coast. Sitting painting and sketching just off the coastpath, with the waves continuing to crash across the  rockface, I was taken by the calmness of the distant horizon, soft pinks pushing out into the sky. The colours and textures in the rocky surface of this painting have to be seen. It's currently on display in the gallery at Applegarth Farm.


Painting 'Beachwalk' in my lockdown studio