Prints selected for TV series

February 02 2015

LOCAL artists have been keeping a beady eye on ITV's Broadchurch in recent weeks, after a dozen prints were picked up by the programme's production team from a Gloucester Road art gallery.

LOCAL artists have been keeping a beady eye on ITV's Broadchurch in recent weeks, after a dozen prints were picked up by the programme's production team from a Gloucester Road art gallery.

Last summer, the team visited Room 212, at the top of Pigsty Hill, searching for an artist to commission for the beach house of David Tennant's character Hardy.

Sarah Thorp, owner of the art gallery, said: "I immediately realised that Huw Richards Evans was the perfect choice, and I put them in touch. Huw fitted their requirements perfectly."

Meanwhile, Broadchurch needed paintings for the various houses in the new series, so they bought about a dozen prints and paintings, all by local artists.

Sarah added: "I don't normally paint but when they had a specific size and colour painting needed for the Latimer's house, I knocked one up for them - and it appeared in the first episode, right by Charlotte Rampling."

Artist Laura Robertson's owl and the pussycat has also been spotted on the wall of Ellie's house - and even appeared on the Graham Norton show.

In March there will be a special Broadchurch exhibition of all the work featured on the series by local artists.

For the first time, Huw Richards Evans will be offering prints of his work, including the one seen in Broadchurch.  

Sarah Thorp, Huw Richards Evans & Sarah Robertson with their famous prints