It's brilliant that Damien Hirst is investing so much in Ilfracombe. It makes me so proud that we now have Verity defending our harbor. We visited his restaurant The Quay for a drink and his newly opened gallery. The restaurant interior is beautiful, filled with his artworks. There are butterflies everywhere, in stunning colour palettes. Having just visited the museum, I can really see the influence of museum collections within his work. The kaleidoscope butterfly wallpaper would make a great print for clothing. Some cushions also had embroidery inspired by classic military emblems, like I had seen in the museum. However, these were dedicated to working class culture which is a really clever way to update those old skills and give them a twist. One of the rooms is dedicated to his Medicine Cabinets. The wallpaper was made up of tiny images backed on a silver background, which was gorgeous. There was a cabinet with shelves and shelves of tablets lined up, backed with a mirror which created a really interesting effect. One of the room's structure is based upon the bottom of the boat, I need to have a meal in there one day. I also managed to get some photos of Verity before my battery ran out. She is so powerful and I love how the sea and elements have turned the copper green.