Her name is Rebecca Pepperell, she goes by the nickname Bex and when she’s not heading up Merchandising within our Production team here at Finisterre, she’s either longboarding or taking photos of the surf she loves. A secret of hers – for the last five years she’s been taking an instant photo of the waves after every surf.

Her images have a unique style and will be showcased this weekend at the Hickory Nine Event – The Cruel and Curious Sea.

What hangs on your washing line? One of Bex’s images being showcased this weekend sits below.

Inspired by stormy sea states and purposefully but respectfully thumbing its nose at the Great British seaside postcard, the upcoming Cruel & Curious Sea art and photo exhibition is a celebration of all the murk, mystery and myth that underlies most beach communities in this part of the world. It’s taking place in the courtyard buildngs of Stowe Barton, the historic National Trust property perched on the North Cornish cliffs. Hickory Nines home turf.

Artists such as Danni Bradford will be showcasing at the event - one of his prints below.

Monsters, storms, sinking ships, wet & cold wetsuits, rolling swells, mermaids, tumbling white water and even the odd octogenarian bellyboarder. All will be represented at the Cruel & Curious Sea art event, in association with the National Trust, Finisterre & the Harbour Brewing Co, which is taking place on Friday 27th September & Saturday 28th September, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. It’s free admission to all, and you’re welcome to bring your own ale, wine or rum (though a small corkage fee applies).

Find your way to the courtyard of…
Stowe Barton
Nr Bude
EX23 9JW