Sand drawing makes huge splash on beach

Joseph Bulmer

Diver image delights Woolacombe beachgoers.

A SPECTACULAR image of a diver has made a huge splash on the beach at Woolacombe.

The giant sand drawing was created using garden rakes by artists Ged Bryan and Jon Hicks, who worked around the tides to complete the artwork in a little under three hours on Friday, January 13.

Ged, 47, from Creacombe, near South Molton, said: “It was just done for a bit of fun really.

“We started at around 10.30am by pegging out the design with twigs and we were having lunch in the caf� by 1.30pm.”

Ged, who works in the film industry and has recently completed work as art director on the forthcoming film release of 70s police drama The Sweeney, said he and Jon, 49, had recently set up their own business, Here and Gone, offering large-scale pieces of artwork.

The friends said they were looking to showcase their work at festivals this summer, but also hoped to create more sand drawings in North Devon in the coming months.

“It’s early days yet but we’ve got a few more ideas we’d like to try and will be doing something to publicise the Slightly Fat Features show, which is coming to the Landmark Theatre in Ilfracombe this summer.”