United by our passion for the beautiful, but sometimes forgotten part of Devon and Cornwall

Drawn to the Valley was formed by artists themselves over 13 years ago, mainly as a support network, but also in order to promote the Tamar Valley area, bring the area of natural beauty to life through art.

Members are the heart of the Valley

If you are living and/or working in the Tamar Valley region, we would like to invite you to our artistic community.

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Drawn to the Valley

Jess uses quite an unusual material in her art.
"Whilst I often paint and draw wildlife it wasn’t until 2018 that I decided to paint on a feather and once started I was hooked. Generally I paint on feathers found whilst walking the dog around the Tamar Valley. Firstly, the feathers are cleaned and the barbs re-hooked. I paint a variety of animals on the feathers using the shape of the feather to define the shape of the animal painted on it.
... the lockdown period provided me with the opportunity to practice the art . Each painting is unique, often because of the way the feather reacts whilst being painted on. Since the lockdown I have sought to develop my skills in painting and drawing on larger, more traditional, surfaces.
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Jess uses quite an unusual material in her art.
Whilst I often paint and draw wildlife it wasn’t until 2018 that I decided to paint on a feather and once started I was hooked. Generally I paint on feathers found whilst walking the dog around the Tamar Valley. Firstly, the feathers are cleaned and the barbs re-hooked. I paint a variety of animals on the feathers using the shape of the feather to define the shape of the animal painted on it.
 ... the lockdown period provided me with the opportunity to practice the art . Each painting is unique, often because of the way the feather reacts whilst being painted on. Since the lockdown I have sought to develop my skills in painting and drawing on larger, more traditional, surfaces.Image attachmentImage attachment

Introducing Kim Hall, who says this about her current work:-
"The main thoughts about the past two years are the fact that I did a pastel class the week before lockdown and hence completely changed my medium ! Lockdown gave me time to explore pastels and spend time outside either alone or in small groups so that I gained a real passion for plein air painting and the amazing therapeutic benefits from sitting in nature and absorbing its beauty, something I try to get across in my paintings in all its colours."
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Introducing Kim Hall, who says this about her current work:-
The main thoughts about the past two years are the fact that I did a pastel class the week before lockdown and hence completely changed my medium ! Lockdown gave me time to explore pastels and spend time outside either alone or in small groups so that I gained a real passion for plein air painting and the amazing therapeutic benefits from sitting in nature and absorbing its beauty, something I try to get across in my paintings in all its colours.Image attachmentImage attachment

Not long to go now!
A week from today and we are opening the doors on the Spring Exhibition, The Valley Awakens!

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