Pirates' plunder

Sunny days often draw me to Brighton beach.


I love to spend time trawling through the beachfront shacks and stands. They sell everything from rainbow sticks of rock and plastic spades through to fine art and high end fashion. A few fortune tellers and performers are thrown in for good measure, too.


I like to lose myself amid the colours of acid pink, saccharine yellow and solvent lime green.


Sun-bleached, rust-stained and paint-peeling textures juxtapose with freshly-dyed plastic, polished glass and jewel-coloured candies.


The crowds that mingle and stroll along the seafront are filled with characters that I mentally stow away into my vaults of inspiration...


A lovely kind of magic!