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Many artists are inspired by the River Dart and the surrounding countryside and coastline. Many also choose to live in or close to South Devon. By The Dart has interviewed many of them.

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Steph Woolvin went to meet John Donaldson, one of the 'Dartmouth Five' who still lives and paints in Blackawton. more

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Seeking the Deep Beauty - An Exhibition By Stewart Edmondson at D'Art Gallery (from 26th October 2013) more

This exclusive extract from ‘Dartmouth, An Enchanted Place’ by Joslin Fiennes. tells the story of the ‘The Dartmouth Five’ - the 5 artists that helped shaped Dartmouth's reputation as a centre for art. more

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Dartmouth’s reputation as a thriving centre for art galleries is further enhanced this month with the opening of Studio Dix Neuf at the corner of Foss Street & Broadstone. The new owners, Lys Flowerday & Gilles Bourlet talk to By The Dart. more

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Based in the South Hams on the shores of the River Dart, Jilly Sutton has her work on permanent display at the National Portrait gallery and is an Associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. more

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In a departure from our usual artist interviews, By The Dart this month talks to Patrick Morley, a well-known Dartmouth based fine art printer. more

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By The Dart speaks to John Boyce, an artist who has been inspired by Dartmouth & Devon whilst based in the Midlands. more

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In the West Country, Artist and Sailor must be two of the best jobs to be had and Amanda Hoskins does both extremely well. She talks to By The Dart. more

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Karen Miller is gaining a local and national reputation as the creator and retailer of stunning sculptures and furniture made from driftwood pieces. more

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Judy Hempstead, local artist chats to By The Dart about her background, techniques and inspirations. more

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Paul Riley is a well-known and locally based artist. Whilst his son, Mark, runs the Coombe Gallery in Foss Street, Dartmouth, Paul and his wife Tina look after the Coombe Farm Studios near Dittisham. more

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Bob Dawson, takes his inspiration for sculptures and paintings from environmental and maritime influences drawn from his studies of the South West’s coastline, trips on the River Dart in his classic wooden launch and walks over Little Dartmouth more

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Seeing Martin Procter’s distinctive and atmospheric paintings for the first time, it is hard to believe that he has painted professionally for only ten years. more

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Local artist Stewart Edmondson chats to By The Dart about what is to start up as an artist more

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30 years in Dartmouth more

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Rachel Ryder, Artist more

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Sarah Bowman is a well-known Devon painter who has exhibited with White Space Art in Totnes for nine years. more

Local sculptor and artist, well known locally for her River Dart mermaid ‘Miranda’, talks to By The Dart. more

This May 28th (2010), Baxters in Foss St begins an exhibition entitled Full Circle featuring Dartmouth artist Simon Hart and gallery favourite Michael Turner who creates fish and sea creatures from metal. more

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Jeanette Smith was born in Brixham and, apart from spending two years in Australia as a ‘ten-pound-pom’ with her family aged 12, she has always lived in South Devon. more

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