A single windblown tree stands in stark silhouette on Tweedmouth Green. On this day of lingering mist the view across the river to Berwick is reduced to layers of wet watercolour.
Just a little further along the Green an easel displays one of the views of Berwick sketched by LS Lowry on his summer holidays here, in the middle of the last century. Lowry was an urban artist, comfortable with a palette of greys and browns. The subdued shades of the misty river view might have made their way into one of his paintings but not the bright sward of spring green grass.
L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) visited Berwick many times from the 1930s up until the summer before he died. He produced more than thirty paintings and drawings of the Berwick area, eighteen of which are reproduced on boards around the town’s Lowry Trail.