Watercolour painting of Porlock Weir, in Exmoor National Park, Somerset


Buy this mounted painting: 27cm x 20cm watercolour (39cm x 31cm including mount) See below for Additional Information.

I paid a quick visit to Porlock Weir on the North Coast of Exmoor National Park. This is a very tiny fishing village tucked beneath the high hills and bluffs of the National Park, accessed by a single and often precipitous road.

As you enter the village there is a short terrace of ancient cottages built directly on to the beach. These cottages are exposed and would endure the full fist of the North Atlantic gales in the darker months. 
Centuries of this brutal treatment have given these dwellings a definite hunkered down appearance. They sit squat on the pebbles and have developed rounded and folded roofs with soft

sides to repel the storms. Or have they been moulded by the elements like the vast, slate stone beach

The most interesting thing for me were the gardens, or lack of them. None of the cottages has a marked out area for their garden. The back door just opens out directly onto the beach. How very un British! So depending on which way you want to see it, they don’t have a garden at all or each has a massive garden going right down the shoreline.


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Size unwrapped:

Buy this mounted: 27cm x 20cm watercolour (39cm x 31cm including mount)

Mount type:

6cm acid free card mount surround, and wrapped in cellophane.