Artist in residence: Valerie Wood

Those who have stayed at Mandalay will hopefully have enjoyed the artwork in each room – much of which has been produced by local creatives.

Valerie Wood, an artist now based in the Lake District, is a regular guest in the beach cottage. Many of her creations hang on the walls of Mandalay; each providing a captivating take on the local scenery and landscape features.

Here are some of her more recent works, inspired by Southwold stays:

Southwold Pier in pastels, 2012 - by Valerie Wood

Southwold Pier in pastels, 2012 – by Valerie Wood

Pebbles in pastels by Valerie Wood

Pebbles in pastels by Valerie Wood

Work in progress pastels  Valerie Wood 2012

Work in progress pastels Valerie Wood 2012

Southwold lighthouse in pastels, by Valerie Wood

Southwold lighthouse in pastels, by Valerie Wood

More of Valerie Wood’s work can be found on the BBC’s website and, her own website.