Holy Island (2014)
Painting by Mal Phillips


  • Painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 20.08 × 16.14 × 0.59 in (unframed) / 20.08 × 16.14 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the front

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Mal Phillips

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Artist's description:

The peace and tranquillity of Holy Island is captured in this painting which has been created from a sketch I made while we were living in Scotland. We took the opportunity to take a two week break on Arran which is the larges island in the Firth of Clyde. I made the sketch of Holy Island from a location near Kings Cross which is South of Lamlash. There is a mysterious light at certain time of day on Holy Island which is now owned by the Samye Ling Buddhist Community who have established the Centre for World Peace and Health on the north of the island. We can see where the ferry from Lamlash arrives at Holy Island and the landward terminal of the ferry that links the island to Arran. The inner lighthouse facing Arran, was built by David and Thomas Stevenson of the famous Stevenson lighthouse building family it is known locally as Wee Donald. The buildings surrounding the lighthouse are inhabited by a community of nuns who are undertaking four year retreats and are therefore off-limits to visitors.

Materials used:

Stretched Canvas and Acrylic paint