Somerset Levels

“I wonder if there is really anything new which is both original and good. Much of ‘modern’ painting, sculpture and pottery, some of which I do enjoy, is just restating or echoing the cave paintings in France or the sculpture and carvings of central Africa. Why then should it be considered as something so precious and new?”

– Edward Wesson, 1910-1983.


This patchwork landscape, dominated by the mysterious Glastonbury Tor, is where King Alfred the Great lived and where the legends of King Arthur still resonate.

Thousands of years ago the area was covered by the sea. Now, the Somerset Levels and Moors contain magical places of tranquil waterscapes, willows and wildlife under a huge expanse of sky. It’s a place to go and dream – and paint.