Coton in the ElmsThe village that is further from the sea than any other human settlement in the UK is Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire. One kilometre south-east is Church Flatts Farm, which is 113km (70 miles) from the nearest point on the coast, or 72km (45 miles) from the nearest tidal water.
This came up in conversation so I googled it. I’m not sure if anyone’s interested but I thought I would share it.
I recently found a couple of old sketchpads from the 90’s
I had forgotten about them, but I am trying to collect them all together. They may be a resource for ideas for paintings.
The drawings are a mixture of a figure in a landscape. Two drawings of views in Derbyshire, an abstract pattern, and a caricature of a friend.
I do think it’s worth keeping old sketchpads even if you are not sure the art is something you will use. You never know.
I realise the pattern is very similar to what I now draw when creating digital patterns. The figure in the landscape will be turned into a painting, the two wide landscapes inspired me to do a drawing of a cafe in a wider format than I would do normally. I’m not sure if I’m a caricature artist, but the drawing does bring back fun memories .