Mixed media original as seen in The River Cottage Canteen

For each sale we will make a donation of £5 to Surfers against Sewerage.

Liese Stanley often walks the local coastline picking up beach finds to turn into art.  If you are imagining traditional shell, driftwood and pebble art pieces found in so many coastal shops and galleries, think again.This art is textural and multi-layered and made from tidewrack.

Tidewrack is marine litter, accidentally or deliberately released into open water. Although it may contain naturally occurring debris; feathers, driftwood, shells etc, the majority is man made, discarded items. These range from cotton bud sticks to McDonald toys, from bottle tops to fishing hooks, from Christmas decorations to ceramics.
Put together in various colourways, the result is impressive and not what you would necessarily expect at first glance.  The pieces draw people in, encourages them to think about the content and gently begin to question what the items are and how and why they ended up on our coastline.
Liese says “My aim is to create something beautiful and interesting that stands alone. But I love the idea that my work encourages conversation and imagination. Each individual item has its own story as does each beach. How the beach is used, it’s position regarding tide flow and both its flotsam and jetsom is reflected in the finished piece.”
Art pieces inspired by and sourced from local beaches including Portishead, Weston and Clevedon beaches can be viewed by arrangement.

The box frames are white solid timber and are supplied ready to hang.  The prints are supplied in a card tube.

Paper Size /Frame Size    50cm x 50cm

To buy

Please email or ring to arrange viewing, and to discuss purchase or collection/delivery of the originals.  

Post and Packaging
Originals – collection from Portishead only and packed with protective card corners and bubble wrap.  They are too fragile to post.  Some of the originals are available as giclée prints, framed or unframed.  Unframed prints can be posted in a card tube for £5.  Please contact us for a quote for posting framed prints.


Tidewrack Black                50x50cm £60     Framed print £95      Original in glazed box frame £250

Tidewrack Brown             50x50cm £60     Framed print £95      Original in glazed box frame £250

Tidewrack White               50x50cm £60     Framed print £95      Original in glazed box frame £250