Internationally acclaimed land artist Simon Beck will be creating his 500th drawing this weekend on the beach at the foot of Brean Down.
A now familiar sight on Brean Beach near Burnham on Sea, the 62-year-old Taunton resident creates perfect, detailed geometrical designs using a rake and a magnetic compass.
The former cartographer created his first design on snow (by running in snow shows) in the Alps in 2004, and his first sand design in 2014. He has now drawn more than 140 designs on Brean Beach including the recent drawing commissioned by the ‘Sanditon Sisterhood’ group which featured two 120-metre large faces of the TV show’s characters.
With a design typically taking 7 hours to complete, for this special 500th drawing Simon will begin this weekend’s intricate design at 10am on Saturday 26th September aiming to complete it by 3pm on Sunday 27th September before the tide will begin to wash the drawing away.