You might wonder why we chose to base our studio here in Chepstow, where the Wye meets the Severn, surrounded by sheep and cows and mud. Lots of mud.
Well, this beautiful spot is actually the centre of the world.
Ok, slight exaggeration. But it is true that Bristol and Cardiff are right on our doorstep, Bath, Birmingham and London are less than two hours away, and – of course – the rest of the world is at our fingertips.
We see ourselves as deeply rooted here in the marches, as location-less and global.
And there’s more. From our studio window, we can see an 11th century castle where it sits precariously on the cliff top and the wooded Wye Valley, with its ever-changing colours, snaking off into the morning mist.
If you choose to visit us, why not spare a moment to see if you can spot the resident peregrines swooping for their breakfast at 200mph, as we sip coffee under the weeping willows of the river bank.
Open countryside, clean air, inspiration.
…along the path of the 8th century Offa’s Dyke, over a 200 year old bridge to a different country. Past a thousand year old castle on a cliff, to a former salmon fishery on the banks of the River Wye…
From mrtomlatham on his morning commute via Instagram.