As part of ‘Create to Recover’ local artist Fred Gray Fred was awarded a grant to paint a series of studies of the buildings of Chelston. They ranged from the “Belle Epoque to Terraced Housing”. All were inspired by the artist’s enforced walks during the first lockdown.
Celebrating the Bay’s remarkable architecture, Fred tells us, “Several large paintings completed after the first lockdown ended while other paintings of the area precede the pandemic, all in their own way trying to put down some of the glories of the area. Some places remain almost timeless, others move on. Cliffs slide, new buildings grow, and a few wait with an inbuilt dignity for a new rebirth.”
Fred’s show can be seen in Torre Abbey until 26 September 2021.