Highbridge & Burnham Artists

Bringing art to the community


HaBA artists are working on an exciting new project which will be launched on the first bank holiday of the year in May, the art group are working in partnership with the Petals charity to create 30 mini replicas of Burnhams iconic lighthouse each lighthouse stands approximately 6 ft tall and will be painted by a different artist, each artist has chosen the design for their lighthouse, designs range from horses running through the ocean, wild life, cherubs and carnival to name but a few. The lighthouses will be displayed around the town from late May until September when they will be auctioned. A trail will be available for all to take part in and a launch party is scheduled for May 3rd at the lighthouse Pub. Further details will be available shortly

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Sue Hammond-Lovatt painting Carnival lighthouse

Geraldine Boley one of HaBAs artists is taking the local area through the seasons as her inspiration  ‘Spring’ with a cormorant and adult swan. ‘Summer ‘ is a view of Brean down with goats, winter is two views of the river bank, one looking over to the boat and the second is looking back towards the pits with a terrier in the foreground snow.

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Margaret Micklewright has used her love of horses as her inspiration for her lighthouse

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Michelle Hurls lighthouse is a work in progress!  The lighthouse is going to be called Heliophilia – the need for light and sunshine… This is the main route that Shell walks her dog several times a week; from Burnham beach to Berrow’s ship wreck, she has captured many sunset’s and rays as she can. The first image is the layout painting of my triptych design, second – the completed central sun panel and the third, the two outer panels of glass cut and positioned prior to being fused.  The fourth design is going to be a leaded piece emulating the front of the Burnham lighthouse with the red stripe and two lighthouse windows.

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10 comments on “THE LIGHTHOUSE TRAIL

  1. Les barber
    March 28, 2014

    We would love to display a lighthouse in our shop in the high st (bessies sweet shoppe)

  2. Matthew Cockram
    May 11, 2014

    I have been regularly checking this website and burnham on sea.com for the clue to the missing micro lighthouse. So far neither site has done anything, why not? The trail has been going for a week now!

    • habartists
      May 12, 2014

      Hi Mathew
      Thanks for your interest the clue is now on the site thanks for your patience I hope you can appreciate HaBA is run by volunteers who are all working and only do work for the community in our spare time good luck hunting down the missing lighthouse

  3. Bev Milner-Simonds
    June 17, 2014

    I think the mini lighthouse us at SpecSavers

    • habartists
      June 18, 2014

      Hi you need to keep on looking and let me know the code word when you have found me

  4. Hannah
    July 12, 2014

    Hi, had a fabulous time in Burnham following the lighthouse trail- managed to find them all including the mini one. When in September is the auction going to be held? I’d love to come back for that as the lighthouses look great… and they’d look even better in my garden 🙂

    • habartists
      July 13, 2014

      Hi Hannah
      Thanks for comments the auction is being held at the Oak Tree Arena 13th September we will be posting more info nearer the time

  5. Steven Harrison
    July 20, 2014

    The lighthouse trail is excellent, well done

  6. Sheila Burrows
    July 22, 2014

    I think the missing lighthouse is in the mobility shop. Code is mushroom. Sheila

  7. Lee Woods
    July 28, 2014

    My little daughter has been so excited today. She found the missing lighthouse outside the toy cupboard in Burnham on sea opposite Morrisons. Thats completed her lighthouse trail now. One very happy 6 year old!

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