Win a signed Cornwall print by Becky Bettesworth
Earlier this year we were on the hunt for an image to support our North Cornwall walk for Seaside Walk Week when we came across the work of Becky Bettesworth. And stopped there! Her beautifully crafted vintage style posters, inspired by the loveliest coastal towns and beaches in the South West, effortlessly evoke the unrivalled feel of the classic British seaside holiday. And that’s exactly what we were after!
We were naturally delighted when Becky allowed us to use her stunning North Cornwall image to promote Seaside Walk Week.
Her designs are reminiscent of the railway posters of the 1920s and ‘30s when the ‘big four’ railway companies realised the potential of leisure travel. Strong, flat colours and simplified outlines were employed to sell the dream of sun, sand and sea air, the railways that took you there.
Becky lives and works in Torquay, is married and has three children aged between nine and 13 – and a golden retriever named Twiggy! Her artistic career only really took off in 2013, when she was asked to exhibit at Greenway, Agatha Christie’s holiday home on the banks of the River Dart. She has now completed more than 30 ‘destinations’ posters and has built a thriving business, employing four people.
However, there is nothing Becky enjoys more than time with the family by the coast, especially at the family beach hut in Paignton ‘We swim in the sea then make bacon sarnies and pots of tea. It’s simple, but it’s what life is all about – being together and making memories.’
‘Being on a warm blustery beach with your shorts on and feeling the sand between your toes – you couldn’t be anywhere better in the world. Our coastline is something all ages can enjoy – the perfect family holiday’.
We couldn’t agree more!
View Becky’s full collection of work at www.beckybettesworth.co.uk
Win this fabulous print, signed by Becky herself!
Simply share your favourite seaside location that Becky could paint next on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profiles to be in with the chance.
Competition closes at midnight on Tuesday 25th July, Terms and Conditions apply.