Lido, Portishead

etching and aquatint 60 x 89 cm no in edition: 20

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The Process

I was interested in the Lido at Portishead, with its terracing that was built to catch maximum sunlight and the juxtaposition with its location, overlooking the river Severn.

The Lido was opened in 1962 and successfully taken over from the council by the community in 2009. To me it retains a retro and uncomplicated feeling of leisure. It is also is one of my favourite places to swim, especially as it is now heated!