Ahoy there! This painting celebrates the poetry of the shipping forecast, a great British institution. As well as prints, available here, I also have greetings cards, coasters, and tea towels of this award-winning painting!
High quality poster/print of an original painting on 200gsm archival quality paper, printed with UV stable inks and signed by the artist. Comes to you wrapped and rolled in a sturdy postal pack. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.
Choose either A1 size 594 x 841mm or A2 420 x 594mm
The Cliffs of Moher, rise dramatically 700feet/200metres from the churning Atlantic in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland.
It’s – rightly – a massively popular tourist destination on the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’. Despite the many people there, the cliffs are so vast it’s easy to block out them out of your mind and focus on their awesome scale. We saw fulmars riding the wind below us, stonechats on the stone walls, and even a peregrine falcon. But it was the raven (Corvus corax) that impressed me most. I heard it call – “rawwwk!” – before I saw it. Ravens are exceptionally intelligent and feature in folklore from around the world. In Irish folklore the raven is the goddess Morrigan.
We visited in October 2019 on a trip to visit my son at university in Galway in October 2019. The weather in this part of the world is always unpredictable, with rain and wind likely to blow in from the sea at any time. Nevertheless, I packed my sketchbook and paintbox just in case there was a possibility of painting. I managed to sketch something reasonable before a squal blew in, and my sketch combined with my husband’s photographs (as well as my memory of the spirit of the place) were my reference material for this painting.
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.