Tuesday, November 13, 2007

12th November 2007 ROAD OUT AGAIN

Great day for a walk

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Monday 22nd October 2007

W for waters

Bright but cold and windy
i think theres a mouse in my lighthouse
Stratiform 3, looks great in the blue bell cafe at kilnsea

Sunday, September 30, 2007


A deserted beachy cove on spurn, drissle ,cold and windy too. Just how I like it. A spiritual feeling of solitude.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

10th September 2007

out photographing some of the concrete structures, signs and symbols of another era, still strongly emotive even now, 20th century henge to a modern power.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

assemblage exhibition

Just a big thank you for all the great comments, it was good to see so many people, i feel very positive about my work at the moment and it is helped by your encouragement and support.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Spurn, monday 27th August 2007

all thoughts of art were over shadowed by the unfolding rescue by the lifeboats fron Spurn and Grimsby as the lifeboatmen got into trouble themselves whilst saving lives, overturned boats, fire on the yatch.
All turned out well in the end.
Always a big thankyou to those who risk their lives for us regardless of the perils ahead.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

yorkshire life magazine

a good article with equally good photos
thanks to john and sam

Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday 17th August 2007

Nice start to the day, turned to rain at lunchtime.
I found this large, Convolvulus Hawk-moth on a post halfway along the point, beautiful colours.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

20-21 visual arts centre Scunthorpe

i have now completed the pieces in the courtyard

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Monday 23rd July 2007

Sunny and bright, a nice change from all the rain.
created quite a few pieces on the beach.
Chance for me to make a last search for float pieces to go in the spiral at 20-21 gallery, Scunthorpe next week.

Open Studio day . 21st july 2007

Thanks to everyone who called in , its always interesting to meet people at Spurn

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday 16th July 2007

Turned out nice again.
Mr Peter Regan visited me today, he was born at spurn point 70 years ago, his family worked with the lighthouse and the lifeboats for many years. It was very interesting to meet him and his friend and i hope they had a great day.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

monday 9th July 2007

I've finally got back to the lighthouse, the flooding in Hull and Holderness has been awful, so many people have been affected.
My lights are broken with the damp but my artwork is ok, and its drying out slowly.
The sea and river are so calm, as if nothing happened in the last couple of weeks.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

SPURN WALK Saturday 23th June 2007

The thunder and lightening, the pouring rain which struck us as we reached the point made for a spectacular yet slightly scary experience. One not to be missed. We got back to the lighthouse in time for a sandwich and a dry off.

Friday, June 22, 2007

SPURN WALK Saturday 23 June 2007

meeting at the lighthouse at 11.00 am for a walk round the end and maybe some artworks
why not come along.

again , sorry no dogs allowed on the point.


monday 18th june 2007

just another lovely day, thankyou.

Monday, June 11, 2007

exhibition of photographs

we had a great weekend, many thanks to all who came, i hope you enjoyed looking at the images as much as i do taking them.
from Holmfirth, Huddersfield. Hessle and Hull, i thank you again, best wishes

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Wednesday 30 May 2007

another great day meeting lots of people who saw spurn on bbc and came to see for themselves, i hope they enjoyed the experience as much as i do.

Monday, May 28, 2007

exhibition of photographs

You are invited to
9 – 10th JUNE 2007
11am – 4pm
The exhibition is free, but the normal £3 entry fee to Spurn will apply.

Please note that there will be no access to the top of the lighthouse.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Monday 21st May 2007

BBC country file filming today and the BBC look north aired my piece today as well, its been really interesting and i would like to thank them all for their patience and help.
It was a lovely sunny day and i met a great group of ladies from Barton, who i hope enjoyed the look around my studio.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

monday 14 May 2007

started ORANGE today
visited by bbc look north, created a nice little chalk spiral.
birds nesting on the beach make it difficult to make things, i don't want to disturb them

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Art Competition

Why not vote for me?
or someone else?

bbc humberside landscape art competition


33. spurn collage by martin waters

thanks very much

Thursday, May 10, 2007


watch out for the hairy caterpillars. The hairs cause irritation, rashes, possible breathing difficulties in severe cases.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Monday 30 April 2007

fantastic sunny ,hot day
NOT a good day for heaving great rocks about.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Monday23rd april 2007

Driftwood Totem, chalk bank.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Monday 16th April 2007

Someone asked me WHY? Why art?
I once described it, being an artist, as being some sort of affliction, the compulsion to create is so strong and consumes my mind constantly, it seems to feed from itself.
I can get quite irritable if I don’t create and develop the ideas that float around in my head. My sketchbook / ideas / workbook helps to concretise these thoughts, partly so I can’t forget them and to free up thinking space in my head. They are also a good record of what I am doing, my artistic process is important to me. A Diarist may have similar ideas. I remember disliking having to create a sketch book at Art College, having to follow a syllabus isn’t the same as recording free flowing thoughts and ideas.

When I am creating a piece of art words come to my mind which connect with the thing I am doing.

SIX WAVES, created on the riverside at spurn prompted these words:-


Sunday, April 8, 2007

Monday 2nd April 2007

Met a friend, had a bit of a walk.
The road is still closed to the public, but they are in the process of mending it again, horray, thankyou!
All my other pieces have been washed away, a clean canvas awaits.
The process of creation and destruction is indicative of life itself and echoes in the landscape around me.

Saturday 7th April 2007

Road is open, but perhaps not for long, there are not enough passing places and people will get stuck or scratch their cars, don't we love this world of litigation, its ok to invade other countries lots of people dying but trip over a paving stone and we find someone to punish.
Sorry i'm going off on one.
Its a great day today, sun is hot with just a little breeze, perfect!
I made several pieces today, spirals, waves and a self image.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Walk thoughts

photo....Common Sun-star

The recent storms and high tides have reeked havoc on the point. The road has been damaged and the way is now closed, hence the reason we had to walk all the way to the lighthouse, in the cold and wind. Not what I had intended, my arty meander was now a major slog. I still enjoyed myself and I hope everyone else did too.
there was loads of stuff washed up along the beach. there was a 4 foot difference in the sand level in places, leaving lots of exposed concrete from the old road and a large shingle bank near the wardens cottage.
That feeling of bleakness was never more apparant, I was actually pleased to return home to a steaming hot mug of tea.
Thanks again everyone, I hope nobody feels the worse for wear, just envigorated and enthused.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

The Walk

picture of stones by our youngest walker, well done.
thanks to everyone for a great day

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SPURN WALK Saturday 24th march 2007

SPURN WALK ...... 24th March 2007
Martin Waters
Artist in Residence

Meet at 11 o'clock at the lighthouse
If the road is blocked then meet at the wardens cottage

Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn.
We may do something arty on the way round.

Hope to see you there,

Monday, March 12, 2007

monday 12th march 2007

concentric circles and spirals were the order of the day.
I love the brick orange it contrasts so well with the landscape, pity it does't always look so good on a building.
It was a great afternoon, ending with a really red/orange sunset.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

5th march 2007

A great view from the top of the lighthouse, showing the tip of spurn and the lifeboatmens cottages, coastguard station.

Monday, March 5, 2007

monday 5 march 2007

met up with an old friend today, had a good walk, thanks.
university of Leeds students looked into the studio this afternoon, thanks to them i hope they like the artwork on the web.
it was quite windy today, nice and bright. i found an interesting piece of leather, formed as if used as a legging perhaps, it dried to a wonderful rippling shape.
Naturally created forms are often more intriguing than something one only imagines.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Monday 19 February 2007

What a grey day, cold with a hint of damp. A high tide has swept the beaches clean. I created a small brick pebble spiral for me and the sea. It was gone by the time I came back from the studio.
I met a nice couple resting on the beach, a fine creation, by anon.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

12/2/7 SEAL


Monday, February 5, 2007


Unfortunatly dogs are not allowed on to the Spurn nature reserve or the beach. I have been asked to remind everyone. Sorry.

5/2/07 chalk spiral

Created a stone totem and a chalk spiral this afternoon.
Well i'm sat at my table in the lighthouse, looking out across the humber. A large gas rig is being moved up the river and I can see across to the other side, Immingham , I think.
Its cold, snow forecast, the wind howls through the empty lighthouse, making it feel all the more wild and exciting.
I have a splendid view of the older lighthouse in the river and the lifeboat is anchored a little away from the jetty.
Its 4pm. the sun is starting to set, turning the sky orange. A great day

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Monday 29 january 2007

A lovely day for walking the beach , the tide was in, sand had covered much of the detritus. Collected small, dead ,dried pipe fish which seem to litter the beach again. A good day for thinking. Watched the waves and the sun going down across the river.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


nice one

Saturday, January 27, 2007


Thankyou to everyone who came today,your comments were so positive and gratefully recieved.
I hope everyone got home ok, thanks again, martin waters.
Photo by a visiting friend, thanks AB

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


22 January 2007

I’m at Dean Clough now, looking at the exhibition, it looks good. Thanks to everyone there.


Cold, bitterly cold, windy, roaring noise from the sea blown waves. The marram grass quivers like the hair on a large arm brown now from the burning salt winds, it rustles like the erect tail feathers on a peacocks tail, beautiful yet menacing.
Lots of plastics to find today , lumps of tar, hundreds of dead pipe fish.
I met an interesting man hunting for evidence of sewage among the seaweed debris, its not hard to find.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


My first visit inside the lighthouse studio, a really interesting space. I think the shape will have an effect on the artwork I produce there, I’m thinking long and thin, blocks of colour. The view from the top is wonderful; one can really see the fragility and that we are so very small in the expanse of sea.
A large whale has been washed up on the riverside @60, it stinks lots, but is quite interesting to see. The university boffins are desluffing the bones to preserve them.

Monday, January 15, 2007

dandilion spiral

there has been a little concern that the flowers may have been picked on the nature reserve, this is against the NNR policy. This spiral was created in my back garden from plants in my grass. i go for the natural look in garden landscaping, more time for art.

Monday, January 1, 2007

1.1.07 Day One, Spurn Point AIR

its bright and breezy, same as me. good walk around the point. collected some plastics, found a few heels. we didn't see the seals that were there last saturday with P@P.
Great day to start a new project.
Happy New Year to you all.