Paintings at Pecorama

THE third and final Peco Arts Week 2010 - Painting and Applied Arts - starts on Monday.

The event at Pecorama in Beer features diverse artists from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. This includes Priscilla Trenchard, from Axminster, with her abstract pictures and bookbinding art and Hilary Arnold, who creates painting full of colour and shapes.

John Perkins will be displaying his decorated wooden boxes, Tony Pizzey from Somerset offers some quirky masks and sculptures made from papier mache, and jeweller Jill Hutchings has created some exclusive pieces with model railway characters woven into the designs.

Also featured are Andrea Stilwell, Edwina Broadbent, Andrea Rowbotham, Susan Walker, Patricia Gould and Lisa Jones.

A highlight of the second week, Photography and Ceramics, which finished on Saturday, was a snapshot of the changing tides at Seaton seafront.

Professional photographer Jolly Sargent, from Musbury, has been taking photos of the sea at 8.30am nearly every day since January. His aim is to build up a year-long catalogue of images, reflecting how the scene changes over time.

Four panels were on show in the model railway-themed tourist attraction’s Station Gallery. Each represents two months and contains up to 25 of the photos of the 50 he took during those times.

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Jolly, who works freelance for Pecorama, creating images for its brochures and publicity campaigns, got the idea while cycling.

He said: “I cycle everywhere, and cycle along the seafront at Seaton most mornings. I thought all last summer I’d like to take pictures there, and started at the beginning of the year.”

Painting and applied arts runs until Saturday, October 16. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am- 5.30pm and Saturday 10am - 12.30pm. Entry is free to the exhibition and the Pecorama gardens.