Severn Sea Artists; Portishead Art Collective; painting, pottery, sculpture; 2010s ongoing

From their website:

“The Severn Sea artists are a group of seven professional artists who live and work in Portishead, North Somerset. We all live within walking distance of the estuary and each other and our work, which is very diverse, is influenced in one way or another by the Severn Estuary.”


“Inspired by the Severn Sea

Is the Severn Sea real or a place of the heart and imagination?

It is the area of estuary between the Second Severn Crossing, down to Brean Down and Lavernock Point. A great funnel, where powerful rivers reach the sea, separating two nations. Known as Môr Hafren to the Welsh. A place of vast tidal lands.

Home to Arthurian legends. The poets, Tennyson, Coleridge and Wordsworth knew it’s mystery and beauty. The bluestones from the Welsh mountains crossed over the Severn Sea on their journey to the mighty Stonehenge. Cabot sailed here first, on his expedition to the New World. Ned Teach left Bristol over these waters on his way to become the notorious pirate Blackbeard! This is the haunt of Nodens, the Romano-British God, hunter, healer, source of inspiration and fecundity, also known as Cloud-Bringer!

This semi-mythological place that reminds us of the transience of all things is our inspiration.” See the source page here

The work ranges from painting, potterty to sculplture. The artists are

Catherine Belohoubek Janet Haigh  Stephen Jacobson  Hilary Kington   Teän Kirby   Dawn Sidoli  Alfred Stockham click to link to see examples of work.

Jump to place marker on the SEAA map here

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