The Causeway, Holy Island
Oil on canvas, 10x11 inches. Holy Island, Northumbria, is a tidal island and gets cut off by the tide twice a day. There’s usually an abandoned vehicle on it, caught out by the tide. The last one I saw was a few months ago - a big camper van driven by a Dutchman who couldn’t speak English and couldn’t read the warning signs, plus Holland is non-tidal I believe, so he would have been totally oblivious to the danger. An expensive mistake.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile