For many years Artists of all descriptions have spent enormous amounts of time painstakingly seeking out that very special moment from all of those other moments, to create a masterpiece; a never to be recaptured vista of this unique and amazing land and seascape area of the UK, called Leigh-on-Sea.
The Domesday Book records 5 small properties along the waterline, at a guess these residence were most likely engaged in fishing activities, therefore giving Leigh a claim to almost a thousand years of involvement in the fishing industry.
The Old Town or Old Leigh is of historical importance, from the middle ages until the turn of the century it was a primary link on the shipping route to London. The Leigh fishing boats have always been focused on catching shellfish and whitebait. In Old Leigh itself, two pubs called The Peter Boat and Ye Olde Smack are named after the types of local fishing boats formally used, a Thames Bawley.
If you then add to the mix the National Nature Reserve (NNR), the area is rich with opportunity for the artists. We focus on two such artists Ian & Josephine James. They have spent a professional lifetime capturing those special moments in pictures.
Please feel free to browse the site, the special collections exclusive to Ocean Vista are available to purchase with special orders such as sizes or configurations upon request.