Since the arrival of Damien Hurst’s Verity, Ilfracombe has become more interesting to the arty visitors, no longer heading straight down to St Ives.
Visitors stop to have a good look at Verity and browse around the many new art galleries.
One of the galleries, Echo Beach owned by Nina Lording on Broad Street is where I sell a few of my cards, prints & original art work. I painted this picture the day after I first visited Damien Hurst’s Verity I call her Clarity, an amusing observation of the times we live in. Although a 60ft bronze cast would perhaps not be so amusing.
If someone was inclined come forward and offer to build such a statue from my observations I would be happy to sell souvenirs and memorabilia in order for the local community to profit!