Stephen Morris original artwork
"Old Town Pebbles", St Mary's, Isles of Scilly Artist: Stephen Morris
"Time" Exhibition at 44AD Gallery, Bath, UK, November 2021
Ink and watercolour painting on paper | Dimensions: approx 10 inches wide by 28 inches tall | £650 (GBP 650)
This is quite a recent watercolour of Old Town Bay, painted in autumn 2021. Actually most of the buildings in Old Town are newer than its neighbour, Hugh Town, but it was the earliest to be settled.
From where I painted, in the early days of sail, many boats would have been seen anchored just outside this breakwater. Old Town was defended then by Ennor castle, sadly now in ruins behind where I painted. However the waters off Old Town are relatively shallow and, when the Elizabethan Age saw the building of Star Castle protecting Hugh Town Harbour, most trade moved there.