Visualising the River Culm, its tributaries and the wider catchment has been something the CtC project has strived to do since day one. Here we’ve gathered together some of the artwork and illustrations that have been created so far – many through collaboration with Blueprint Working Group and event participants.

An illustrated map of the River Culm surrounded by illustrations of the local landscape, Culmstock Beacon, butterflies, flowers, a crayfish and people enjoying the river.

Landscape artist Phil Collins produced this stunning image of the whole catchment and its many facets.

Architectural illustrator Richard Carman’s interactive catchment-scale illustrations provide an overview of some of the issues the Culm faces (click on the image then click on the small circles to zoom-in for a closer look). Richard has also produced some stunning images of the future of the Culm in summer and winter (below). We’ll be taking Richard’s images ‘on tour’ later in the year through an exhibition – watch this space! You can read more about how they feature in the Blueprint Vision process here.

Illustrated stylised map of a vision for the future of the River Culm in summer

You can see some of Richard’s ‘quick fire’ sketches from the Blueprint Catchment Visioning Workshops here

A topological illustrated map showing a stylised view south west from Cullompton to Exeter
An illustration envisaging a future for the River Culm in winter
River Culm at Killerton Centre Before & After

Landscape architect Roger Worthington focused on the nature-based solutions being implemented at Killerton Estate as part of the National Trust’s 50 year plan. See the images and read about the plans here.