Inspirational Artists in Residence

The beautiful places and spaces of the National Trust have often inspired artists. Three Artists in Residence reflect on how the North Devon landscapes and artistic heritage has inspired their work.

Ghost Fishing by Louise Thompson

Louise Thompson, Heddon Valley

Louise Thompson, a printmaker from Ilfracombe, uses the dramatic coastline of North Devon as the inspiration for much of her work. Heddon Valley on Exmoor now frequently appears in her work after her time as Artist in Residence.

The Trees Story by Clare Petherick

Clare Petherick, Bucks Mills Cabin

The tiny artists cabin in the picturesque fishing hamlet of Bucks Mills has a rich artistic heritage. Clare Petherick reflects on her time as Artist in Residence, and how this special place has inspired her.

Paintings of Arlington Court by Ann Hyde

Ann Hyde, Arlington Court

Find out how the beautiful Arlington Court in North Devon has inspired local artist Ann Hyde.