The Art of Dick Twinney
The Hodbarrow Miner
Out and about once again next week, Monday August 26, to beautiful Bude with a small display of wildlife artwork in support of Bude Lifeboat Day. I was there a few weeks ago and delighted to find the most wonderful display of sea holly growing amongst the sand dunes on the beach. What an interesting and attractive plant this is and much loved by bees and butterflies, definitely a painting for the future. So into my portfolio for something nautical to raffle and suitable for the day.
I have always been fascinated by the various shipwrecks that have ended up on our Cornish coastline and their stories. The Hodbarrow Miner left Runcorn for Newham Quay, Truro, on March 2, 1908, with a cargo of coal but eventually came to grief on our local beach, Mawgan Porth, on March 6 after being damaged while rounding the Longships against a hard northerly gale where the Captain was knocked overboard by the boom and lost. Sadly just one seaman survived when the vessel was eventually wrecked at Mawgan Porth.
To see more of Dick's work or to purchase prints or paintings that have appeared here in the paper visit The Cornish Wildlife Art Gallery, Trekenning Road, St Columb Major, Cornwall TR9 6RR Phone: 01637 880606 or online: www.theartofdicktwinney.com and YouTube
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