Reality & Imagination
Taking inspiration from her favourite places in and around her hometown of Torquay, Beth Hill lovingly captures landscapes from across the English Riviera. Inspired by the natural world, her unique, stylised, digital works subtly reflect on the detail of the environment they capture.
The series of local landscape illustrations captures significant sites across Torbay Rock Walk, depicts the historically significant Royal Terrace Gardens originally planted by Major Garett with exotic plants and palms which are still seen today, as shown in the African daisies and palms which adorn the work. Thatcher Rock glimpses the geologically significant raised beach, seen once again through a filter of the locations flora of cow parsley and wild grasses. And Cockington Mill shows the old water mill in the iron age village which still turns today, under a seasonal canopy of bright pink spring blossom.
With their complimentary 'picture postcard'style, Beth's work reminds of the areas heritage as the Victorian seaside resort that earnt it the title of the English Riviera.
"I've been inspired by my love of the natural landscape to create a new series of illustrations. With plants and flowers as the focus, I aim to reveal some of my favourite places in and around my hometown."