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Walking to the Beach, Sherkin Island 30x40cm

Framed Size 38x48cm

Straight on for Tra Ban, or turn right for Silver and Cow Strand?! Walking from the pier this is the happy decision to be made at the junction of the lanes! The walk itself is so pleasurable too, passing the abundant hedgerows filled with wild flowers. Here some late ox-eye daisies mingle with some early montbretia as the season moves into August.


Part of my new collection  ‘From Woodland to Sherkin Shores’  August 22nd to 30th, Sherkin Island Community Hall, West Cork.

We moved to Sherkin a year ago from the mountains and woodlands of Kerry, and it’s a whole new and wonderful experience to live on an island.

One thing that strikes me is that the skies are just so vast…there’s an uninterrupted horizon-line, a bit like being on top of a mountain where you can see for miles, except you’re down with the sea at the same level. And often the skies are completely clear, and the sea and sky merge together in endless tones of blue, getting lighter and lighter. There’s such dreamy peace in clear blue skies.

Another thing that strikes me is how we are so aware of the tides and the weather and live so closely accordingly. I find that immersion in nature and the elements completely enveloping, and a privilege to live by.

This is what I’m trying to capture in my paintings of Sherkin.

In this collection I have focussed on views of the sea over the summer hedgerows, abundant with glorious delicate wildflowers of all colours.

I have really enjoyed getting to know these very special views, and hope you enjoy seeing them here.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 3 × 40 cm