Hope's view of a startling landscape goes on show
The voice of the late artist, author and conservationist Hope Bourne will be heard at a major exhibition celebrating her detailed observation of the Exmoor landscape she loved.
Her 24 years in a caravan at a remote spot near Withypool, living a self-sufficient life, gave Miss Bourne's sketches and drawings, some of which are reproduced for the event because of their fragility, an extraordinary detail and affection.
Modern photographs will be shown with quotations on the seasons, wildlife, light, colours and a way of life.
Personal possessions will also be displayed. A book of memories from her many friends, some dating back to her childhood at school in Hartland, north Devon, gives a flavour of her colourful personality, and she can be heard reading from Wild Harvest.
The exhibition is being staged by the Exmoor Society at The Guildhall Heritage and Arts Centre, Dulverton, from March 25 to November 2, and includes a ten-minute film by Chris Chapman, who knew Ms Bourne well, which has been commissioned for the exhibition.