HARBOUR House, Kingsbridge, is the venue for Island Artist, the annual exhibition of coastal paintings by Emma Carter (pictured).
The show opens at the South Devon art gallery on Tuesday, August 20.
Emma can typically be found barefoot in the gallery, mixing a little of the sand from her favourite beaches into her paint as she works at her easel.
"I love big stormy seas, wild winds and the raw coastline of the south west," she said.
"I like islands too, especially Burgh Island. I like empty beaches where I can swim on hot sunny English days, and big wide skies which offer up a myriad of colours. I paint what I love. There is nothing more or less than that. Every brush stroke I make reminds me of the feeling of these things, these elements of life, and I try to translate that free spirited essence that I think we all crave from time to time.
"When it comes down to it, I am an artist who simply loves to paint."
Emma's paintings explore her relationship with the sea and the coast, in what she considers a natural development of the creativity and imagination that thrive in the wild, natural places of her childhood.
Typically she throws a handful of sand into the paint as she applies it to her canvas.
Her recent works move into more abstract territory. The show closes on September 1. Admission is free.