We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

My favourite place on earth

 I have just finished the series of quilts for 2014. 

My slant on the topic was 'My favourite Place on Earth'. A place that is close to my heart for many reasons is the Outer Hebrides, that wonderful archipelago of islands that is off the North west of Scotland.

In this series I have tried to depict some of the many facets of the islands that makes them unique and special.

The beach at Luskentyre, on the west side of Harris has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - and rightly so!

One of the main industries of the islands is the fishing and being a novice fisher bringing up twelve fish on one line at a first attempt was thrilling!

Rain features a great deal but viewed as a backdrop to a single croft on the horizon it can be quite beautiful.

An antidote to rain is the wonderful sunsets that light up the landscape.

The  islands hosts a multitude of interesting and rare flora and fauna. The Great Yellow Bumble Bee is only found in this part of the world.

The other main industry is the weaving of the world famous Harris Tweed.

I have really enjoyed creating this series of work in many ways - reflecting on the topic, taking myself back in my mind to regular visits there and recreating the colours of the landscape.


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