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Looking West Over Trabawn, Sherkin Island 50x70x4cm

Framed size 58x78cm

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

Past St Mona’s Church and looking west over Trabawn, the road stretches straight ahead to the west side of Sherkin Island, Cape Clear in the distance. The sun sparkles over the sea and wild flowers line the roadside. Thistles, daisies, vetch and fuscia… an abundance of summer colour and delicate scent, our hedgerows are alive with bees buzzing!

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Looking West Over Trabawn, Sherkin Island 50x70x4cm

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 a dreamy peace of 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.

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