Boats at Uphill is a card from Fiona Horan’s original linocut which shows the boatyard at Uphill, beneath the hill and the Old Church of St Nicholas.
This is not one of those new, sparkly and expensive marinas, with pricey flats and cafes all around – it is a simple and quiet little spot, with small yachts drawn up on the grassy banks above the muddy River Axe. There is a cafe there, though, and lovely walks into the Somerset Levels (with several bird hides around) or up onto the hill to admire the extensive views.
The village of Uphill is at the far end of the beach from the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare and the River Axe exits into Weston Bay here at the end of its journey from the caves of the Mendip Hills.
Linocut is a relief printmaking technique. Picasso was an early proponent, and it became more popular in the inter-War period.
Boats at Uphill is just the card for lovers of linocut art, boats or the Weston-super-Mare area. It would also look good framed! There is also a card of the companion linocut The Axe at Uphill, which shows the view from here out to sea, with the bird reserve island of Steep Holm in view.
Another card featuring the Weston-super-Mare area is Beach Donkey.