Spurn Light


  • Title: Spurn Light
  • Medium: Oil
  • Substrate: 12oz Cotton duck canvas
  • Size: 100cm x 100cm
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Frame: Yes

Spurn Lighthouse is at the tip of Spurn Point a narrow, tidal island extending off the tip of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It reaches into the North Sea and forms the north bank of the mouth of the Humber Estuary, It was a spit with a semi-permanent connection to the mainland, but a storm in 2013 made the road down to the end of Spurn impassable to vehicles at high tide. The ‘island’ is about three miles long formed of sand, shingle and boulder clay eroded from the Holderness coastline and washed down as a result of longshore drift.

Spurn is a hauntingly beautiful place, now owned by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as the mudflats are an important feeding ground for wading birds.

JMW Turner did a sketch called ‘Memoranda of Sunrise and a sketch of Spurn Point in 1822, probably form the boat he was travelling in.

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