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Summer Hedgerows of Sherkin 30x40cm

Framed size 38x48cm

Oil on canvas, painted with the palette knife to create a textured impasto.

A bee’s eye view of Sherkin’s rich and varied summer hedgerows! Filled with delicate and precious wild flowers: clover, buttercup, daisy and thistle scramble over each other, holding themselves out to the sun, reaching for the insects.


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 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 priveledge 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 wild flowers of all colours.



Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 30 × 2 × 40 cm