Art Inspired By The Dart - Wendy McBride
“The light on the water is one of the themes of my paintings. I enjoy the constantly changing light and mood, whether it’s the sea or a river. So the Dart is a perfect subject for me. It’s on my doorstep, too, which is wonderful; from Totnes to Sharpham is a local walk I never tire of. The Dart is an interesting river to paint because it is tidal, so it never stays the same.
That’s something I try to capture in my work, the ever-changing seasons and light of our countryside. The deciduous trees on the river bank provide endless variety, as well. After a walk I have to rush back to the studio and get it down while it’s all fresh in my mind. Working in pastels helps because it allows me to work quickly.”
Wendy McBride’s paintings can be seen at White Space Art, Totnes, 01803 864088,
First published August 2012 By the Dart