A typical Welsh cottage tucked away in the trees and under a brooding mountain.
(oil on board 30 × 20cm)

My love of the sea stems from my childhood. I was born in Hartlepool on the North East coast and visited the little fishing village of Staithes often, as I still do today. The fishing cobles to be found on the North East coast serve as my models.

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  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dabout 4 years ago

    Oh so inviting and lovely…I so enjoy your work

  • Thank you Valentina, I am so glad you find it inviting, I thought it might come across as a bit scary!

    – Sue Nichol

  • Mrswillow
    Mrswillowabout 4 years ago

    A beautiful balance of realism and subtle abstraction. I love the colours ..especially your use of the reds and the touches of gold in the grasses which help create the “eyepath” …a great composition!

  • Thank you so much Mrs Willow, lovely observations.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Debbie Schiff
    Debbie Schiffabout 4 years ago

    A fave….. love this little cottage Sue and all that Mrswillow said!

  • Thank you so much Debbie.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Paulina Kazarinov
    Paulina Kazarinovabout 4 years ago

    brilliant painting! Your grays are amazing!

  • Thank you Paulina

    – Sue Nichol

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dabout 4 years ago

    The earthy reds and greens and then the white of the cottage invites me and I must say that the gloom or looming mountain then doesn’t hold fear for me :)) just adds atmosphere and depth……its a cottage one could do a lot of thinking in ..around the fire with some port :)

  • Sounds good, when shall we go?

    – Sue Nichol

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 4 years ago

    Very, very beautiful!

  • Thank you so much, Elizabeth.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Valentina D
    Valentina Dabout 4 years ago


  • Namueh
    Namuehabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Namueh.

    – Sue Nichol

  • Ann Mortimer
    Ann Mortimerabout 4 years ago

    This is super, Sue. Eye catching and full of light. I was born in Wales and I recognise those Welsh rain clouds!

  • Those clouds are what makes wales beautiful! Thank you very much.

    – Sue Nichol

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 4 years ago

    Lovely depiction of the subject, lovely colours and a great sensation of these tiny cottages being dominated by the mountains. Beautiful. Alma

  • Many thanks, Alma

    – Sue Nichol

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