A Landscape of Love

A Landscape of Love

21st – 28th SEPTEMBER 2019

Crypt Gallery, Seaford

‘A Landscape of Love’ is an exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art created from December 2018 to September 2019.  The exhibition will be an exploration of connections with my beautiful daughter Debby Van Dyk who so so sadly died of cancer in September 2018 at the age of forty three.

All work will be for sale and all profits going to two charities, Cancer Research (cancerresearch.org) and the Dorothy House Hospice (dorothyhouse.org.uk) where Debby was so well cared for in the last weeks of life. Debby, her husband and two young girls lived in Seaford for nearly five years before moving to Wiltshire in 2015, when she was promoted to the role of Creative Director of Oakfurnitureland,  who are so kindly sponsoring this exhibition.  The first paintings are of the local area of Seven Sisters and Seaford’s Splash Point.

The story will continue with me visiting places in UK and abroad, the exhibition will be a year after she died and celebration of a wonderful woman, who is so loved and so missed.

This is a taste of the exhibition, there will be over thirty original paintings plus high end prints, cards and lino prints. An exciting exhibition, not to be missed.

Cuckmere Cottages and Seven Sisters

Cuckmere Cottages – Acrylic on Canvas – 60cm x 60cm

Cuckmere Cottages and the Seven Sisters lie a short distance along the beautiful coast from Seaford , an iconic view visited by people from all over the world.

Splash Point, Seaford.

Rough Sea at Splash Point, Seaford – 50cm x 50cm

Splash Point is the furthest end of the promenade at Seaford, East Sussex. It is a place that family and friends love, climbing down the chalk rocks onto the beach to play in the sea, taking lumps of chalk and writing on the iron groyne or concrete promenade and excitement at being able to climb the cliffs up to Seaford Head.

Pagham Harbour and Selsey Beach

Wind Blows at Pagham Harbour – Acrylic on Canvas – 70cm x 50cm

Pagham Harbour and Selsey Beach lie on the West Sussex Coast a place of childhood family times. Lovely walks from Selsey to Pagham through the Nature Reserve to the Crab and Lobster pub for crab sandwiches.


Black and White Chickens – Acrylic on board – 30cm x 30cm


Chickens, most amazing animals that have human characteristics! Ones that are the boss, ones that hold back, the greedy ones, the ones that walk backwards, the good layers, well I could go on. We all love chicken stories.

Alpbach – Austria

Stunning Alpbach in Austria, a place of beautiful mountains, snow, the little village tucked into the valley.

Gipsy Hill – London

Acrylic on canvas – 30cm x 30cm

Vibrant, busy, traffic, people, movement, colour, lights, noise on Gipsy Hill, London.