The West Country

Terry Harrison

Artist Terry Harrison captures the beauty of the four harbours, Brixham, St. Ives, Lynmouth and Cadgwith, that can be found in the West Country. Lynmouth itself is one of the most picturesque villages on this beautiful unspoilt stretch of Devon’s rugged North coast. Historically it was a herring fishing port, and many of the original fishermen’s cottages and herring curing houses have been adapted into quaint hotels, guesthouses, restaurants or shops.

Cadgwith is a tiny village located on the eastern side of the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, England and is everything that a Cornish fishing village should be. A stream winding down the valley and trickling over the sand and shingle beach, whitewashed cottages, mostly thatched, scattered on both slopes of the valley and fishing boats drawn up on the beach.

St Ives is a seaside town and port in Cornwall. The town lies north of Penzance and west of Camborne on the coast of the Celtic Sea. In former times it was commercially dependent on fishing, but is now primarily a popular holiday resort, notably achieving the award ‘Best UK Seaside Town’ from the British Travel Awards in both 2010 and 2011. Terry Harrison captures the beauty of St Ives regardless of whether the tide is in, and the busy harbour streets that are lined with shops and restaurants.

Brixham is a small fishing town in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England and is situated at the southern end of Torbay, across the bay from Torquay. The town is hilly and built around the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers. It has a focal tourist attraction in the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship the Golden Hind that is permanently moored there. Terry Harrison’s painting of the beautiful sea port is peaceful and calm; as the clouds gather above, the boats sit in the harbour after a hard day’s work of fishing.

This set contains four 500 piece puzzles that take you on a tour of the best that The West Country has to offer. Gibsons jigsaws are made from the highest quality 100% recycled board and are therefore a pleasure to handle again and again.

Details

High quality 4 x 500 piece jigsaw puzzle.
Each puzzle measures 35x48cm when complete.
Made from thick, durable puzzle board that is 100% recycled.
Gibsons have been proudly entertaining generations since 1919.
Beautifully painted by artist Terry Harrison.

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Artist Profile

Terry Harrison

Terry Harrison was born near Wendover and attended Farnham Art School before becoming a graphic artist in London. Later, he joined the Yellow Pages as an illustrator and then Thompson Directories in their Farnborough head office. During his spare time, Terry pursued his first love: landscape painting.

By 1984 the demand for his original work was so great that he decided to paint full time and never looked back! After just 12 short years Terry was awarded the Best Up and Coming Published Artist of The Year by the Fine Art Trade Guild, and five years later in 2001, Terry had his first book ‘Brush with Watercolour’ published; this sold over 140,000 copies.

It’s no surprise that Terry Harrison could claim to have his drawings in most homes throughout the country, in some form or another. Terry was a kind, thoughtful man who created wonderful pieces of art, many of which have been in our jigsaw puzzle range for almost two decades. He will be greatly remembered and we hope that his artwork continues to bring joy to all who have the privilege of viewing his paintings.

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