detail - Boys will be boys. The skinny dipper leaps from the rock using an abandoned bra as a parachute!


Skinny dipper leaping into River Dart, Dartmoor detail Skinny Dipping, the River Dart, Dartmoor painting

Skinny Dipping The River Dart, Dartmoor

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Size 40" X 26"


The Rock Band Barclay James Harvest wrote the words ‘Oh , what it is to be young’ in one of their songs.

The idea of this rather nostalgic and bucolic painting came about when I was walking the Dart one day and I came upon some people sunbathing. The sight of bare human flesh in this rather wild, green landscape was rather a shock but also striking.

This got me thinking. I wasn’t always as buttoned up as this, not at least when I was young? Surely?  


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Contact Batihng in the sun River Dart detail

Bathed in the green verdant light with the sound of running water, the joy of living.

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detail of the bathers drying by a fire, river Dart, Dartmoor

detail of the bathers drying by a fire.

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