A couple of weekends ago we celebrated a wedding in the beautiful surroundings of The Gower Peninsula, Wales,

and walked the beautiful Rhossili beach the following morning in glorious sunshine.

It’s one of the best shell-finding beaches that I’ve scoured recently and I found a washed up receptacle to fill, in order to bring some beach finds home to paint.

Yes – I have even been keeping seaweed alive in salt water in the studio sink so that I could paint it. The smell in the studio reminds me of fish and chips!