After storms i sometimes find plane wreckage washed up in the sands on the beach. It is thought provoking,the warplane that did not make it home….. so i decided to paint onto some of these pieces.Theyve a lot of history and i wanted to preserve them. Later iv put some on ebay and some in my Etsy shop for sale. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
i made him from Sea driftwood and other tideline items from Felixstowe beach , hes got a real spirit of the ocean as thats where his origin is. Now he is for sale in my Etsy shop! http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart look cool as a decor item
Over 10 years ago i found a piece of an old WW2 warplane in the sands on local beach.Recently i decided to thread a sisal cord onto it + plus driftwood to hang it up. Soon as i hung it up it caught the breeze and started making a weird deep bell type noise . Got me thinking about sea spirits and the plane that did not make it home . I think this is very strange and iv decided to sell this original one-off windchime in my Etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
iv also recorded the strange sound it makes- if you want to hear it just message me!
seals come onto my local beach only when in trouble . Sometimes they are tangled up in plastic. This inspired me to make this art piece. The seal is made of clay overpainted with acrylics and varnish as a final finish. Its laying on a piece of sea driftwood [as a rock] . The idea is its a decor piece for a bathroom and if you buy it YOU can perform your own rescue. What dyou reck? itll soon be in my Etsy shop for sale http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
over 20 yrs ago,more like 25, we had a family holiday here. Remember walking the clifftop path with my son .Each night as we chilled out in our caravan ,soldiers from a nearby camp ran past in a squad of perhaps 30 men singing songs …… so i decided to paint the beach scene at Holywell Bay in Cornwall using acrylics. its now framed up and for sale in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
Seals come onto the local beach when theyre in trouble . Its lucky for them that theres peeps who rescue them and tend to them . But they have to be caught first ! i painted the scene at the rescue site onto a metal lid and later made a wee seal to go with it. These will be on sale in my etsy shop, theyre my memory of a seal rescue i saw at Felixstowe beach. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
sea driftwood doesnt land often at Felixstowe beach. When it does i like to collect it.Take it home in a bag and then wash it thoroughly and set it out to dry . Its very worn from wave and sand action,great textured feel . Small grains of sand are often embedded deep into it . i keep my driftwood in my shed and from time to time get an idea to make something from it . In recent times iv been selling on my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
On a long walk back in 2019 i collected a big bag of sea driftwood on a local beach .Once home i washed it and let it dry over 2 years in my shed . Then i started carving some driftwood into this man figure. Driftwood isnt easy to carve , it can be hard as rock but then soft as butter all in the same piece of wood. Grains of sand and grit are often trapped in the wood too. But thats all part of it,its been on an incredible journey in the ocean. Made this man figure and im happy how he turned out ,Now hes for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart
in the Winter of 2018 i discovered a man living in a tent on a local beach. It seemed so odd,i mean actually living day to day in a tent in all weathers. One time he waved at me as we passed on the beach but no words were spoken. Now its 2021 and hes still there, i notice he has fashioned up a windbreak surrounding his tent . I decided to paint his tent onto this chrome metal box, what dyou reck? once iv finished this with a couple of layers of varnish im going to add a few survivalist items inside and then probably sell it.
i wanted to paint this after a chance encounter with a fellow artist .After a number of sketches of folk on the sand i used Reeves acrylics on board to paint it up and then i framed it up using a solid wood frame with a glass front . Aberdovey beach is a popular place to relax and it can get crowded . What dyou reck? i decided id sell this painting on ebay,heres its listing, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274333107548