Welcome to a Life on Exmoor with Painting by artist Melody Hawtin B.A.Hons and Photography by David Hawtin
Based in Porlock a working village in the heart of Exmoor National Park. Melody and David draw their inspiration from this beautiful area, to live, paint and take photographs in this place is a dream for an artist.
Here the light has a beautiful quality that draws out the subtle tones of this ever changing landscape. Rich colours of gorse and heather through the summer months and the rich reds of bracken during the autumn and winter months.
On the online shop, Melody and David offers original paintings and fine art Giclée prints of selected works. Most work can be delivered free within mainland UK and at cost for other locations.
A Selection of Featured Pieces
As an artist Melody is primarily a painter, although that is a simplification as she is inspired by so many things. Painting, photography, poetry and art history are among her specific artistic interests.
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As a photographer David is interested in light and the prevailing conditions of the landscape, varying daily and season by season it is in the moment that a photograph is captured.
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Art Gallery & Studio
Melody and David have a small art gallery on the high street in Porlock which is open on selective days or by appointment, please use the contact page to enquire.
The gallery has a selection of original paintings and a wider selection of prints of paintings and photographs from which to choose.
A few minutes walk from the gallery Melody has a large studio where a wider range of original paintings is available.
The studio is set in a converted old tannery building, spacious with high ceiling and patio doors leading out to the river that runs by, it is an ideal place for an artist.
Giclée prints are produced by David, the images are scanned using an high resolution scanner. The colours are corrected in agreement with Melody and then printed using a Canon IPF8300 large format printer. Original Canon inks are used and high quality art papers and canvas, usually Hahnemühle which we have found to enhance the print and to give a good representation of the original artwork.
Puffins Holiday Apartment
If, after looking through the paintings you feel inspired and would like to visit and explore the area for yourself then please take a look at our holiday apartment.
It’s available throughout the year for breaks of three nights or more. Puffins is set in a quiet area near to Melody’s studio and is central to Porlock.More about Puffins Holiday Apartment