Sal puts Westward Living on the map

In most of our self catering cottages you find some beatiful art work created by well know local artist Sal Meddings. If you would like to order any of these beautiful maps as a holiday souvenir Sal can deliver to your cottage or post them on to you. We love promoting everything local and were keen to find out more about the artist.


Here are some interesting facts about Sal Meddings


I moved to North Devon 16 years ago after working in publishing in Bath. I had regularly taken holidays in the area and fell in love with the place. I knew this is where I wanted to be. The move here was the best thing I ever did. By a strange twist of fate, I got an infection in my spine which made me re-evaluate things and rather than continue solely with freelance design work I embarked on a degree in illustration.


I create prints that reflect my passions. The main body of my work is based around illustrated maps that conjure up the richness or North Devon, the flora, fauna and landmarks that make this place so special. Also, because of my love for nature, many of my prints feature quirky takes on the animal kingdom. 


In creating artworks, I start with a basic sketch, add detail, then when I’m happy with the result I ink the entire piece. Once the monochrome composition is in place, I scan it and take it into editing software to colour and refine it. I find the combination of hand drawn art and the vibrancy of a computer aided finish gives me the results I’m looking for. And judging by the response I’ve had to my maps it seems to resonate with people who also love this part of the country.


To order a map please visit the shop on my website or email me at [email protected]


These maps can be collected from me in Bideford or delivered locally.

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