Cafe, gallery and shop high in the Pennines on the border between Cumbria and Durham

Suzanne Stuart Davies sketchbooks in studio

xmelmerby fell hares tail cotton grass

Melmerby Fell, hare's tail cotton grass    inkjet collage  [ watercolour & photograph ]

This year has been different for everyone. I had planned to visit Islay in June but instead have been limited to local forays. Spring Fling weekend should have been spent in Galloway.

One exhibition has gone ahead, at The Hive in Nenthead, high in the Pennines on the eastern edge of Cumbria. Visits to the area and initial drawings and photographs were made in 2019 and have continued since lockdown eased. I made watercolour studies and combined them with photographs of plants and flowers I saw on my local walks in Westmorland, to make digital images as the basis of further work.

Concentrating on new work including a Pennine Journey, after spending time visiting Nenthead and on to Weardale and Teesdale. Many walks in the Eden Valley, the Westmorland Dales and the lovely areas around Shap, Wet Sleddale and the Lowther Valley.







If you would like to contact me, please email ....... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or telephone .. 01931 716774

or by mail .. Rose Bank, Shap, Penrith, CA10 3LX




celandine blue plate

celandine on a blue plate - handknitting & inkjet print



The Hive, Nenthead CA9 3PF   CLOSED currently due to Lockdown

My cushions & frameworks are on display in the Craft Shop area of the cafe. Open Thursday & Friday 10am - 3pm and Saturday & Sunday 9.30am - 4pm.


The Old Courthouse, Shap CA10 3NL    CLOSED currently due to Lockdown

See my Lockown Drawings in the online exhibition - ink & watercolour studies of Shap and pencil drawings in the safely opened historic building's Exhibit 'A' Gallery - Monday 10am - 1pm & Friday 2 - 5pm.



'Bright Days' Caerlaverock Wildlife & Wetland Trust, Dumfries & Galloway

'Gathering Place'  Robinson-Gay Art Gallery, Hexham, Northumberland 

have been postponed until 2021