Posted in July 2013

St Annes Pier landing jetty

St Annes Pier landing jetty

This sea worn structure caught my eye. It is the remains of St Annes Pier’s landing jetty. St Annes Pier was completed in 1885 and today still stands and operates choc-full of amusements, however this little weather beaten section stands alone. It was once part of the pier but after a couple of fires, one … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Bonker*s Clutterbucks

Artist Interview: Bonker*s Clutterbucks

It was a glittery, rainbow hued hot air-balloon sailing across a gallery window pane that first caught my eye and then the creators’ name, Bonker*s Clutterbucks. Who would have such a crazy name? It belongs to a husband and wife team based in Lancashire who craft all manner of wonderful things from card, from Blackpool … Continue reading

Brum, brum….

Brum, brum….

I don’t drive but I love to look at cars. I like retro styled cars like the Nissan Figaro and Daihatsu Copen. I love cars from the 50’s and 60’s, such as Morris Minors and Morris Travellers. An ex-boyfriend used to have a yellow Citro├źn 2CV, as other cars flew past on the autoroute we’d … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Potter Jan Lord

Artist Interview: Potter Jan Lord

Thinking about taking up an evening class after the summer holidays? In Autumn 2009 Jan Lord embarked on an evening class in pottery and became hooked. Fast forward three and a half years and she scooped first prize in the Ribble Valley Open Exhibition. Working from home in the picturesque Ribble Valley she takes inspiration … Continue reading

Adventures in Mosaic

Adventures in Mosaic

A local man has transformed the exterior of his housing association apartment into a work of art. Using the brickwork and plaster as a backdrop he has created mosaic flowers, birds, plants and a young girl floating away with a bunch of balloons in her hand. Jam Imani Rad did not train as an artist … Continue reading

Sunset over St Walburges

Sunset over St Walburges

This evening’s sunset over St Walburge’s Church. The church is one of Preston’s most striking landmarks, with a spire that climbs 94 metres into the sky. Earlier this year we were able to climb half way up and take a bird’s eye view across the city. You can read more about our ascent up the … Continue reading

and they came back…

and they came back…

The street artists returned as promised on Thursday. They worked from mid morning, through lunch and into the sweltering afternoon to complete the mural. Its pretty impressive, hey?

“The Beauty of Nature Exceeds All Art”

“The Beauty of Nature Exceeds All Art”

Or so the stonemason thought as he chiselled into the flags that sit atop the stone wall that surrounds this tree. The tree is situated outside our local university’s art and performance building. A beautiful place to sit and ponder as life goes by. I’ve just taken a walk around the university campus. It is … Continue reading