Dick Dobson took early retirement from a career in mining which enabled him to develop his own style of painting in watercolour and oil. In his studies he was interested to learn that many of the French Impressionists learnt their art painting in the porcelain factories of Paris. This started him painting original seascapes on pots. He celebrates the exhilaration of living in this part of Cornwall where the weather changes the light and atmosphere hourly. Painting 'en plein air' he strives for his own vision to touch something in our soul the way music does and evoke a poetic, even lyrical memory of the emotion he felt when there.