Title : Side by Side
From The Sea Moods Collection
This is the first in a series called Sea Moods, minimalist images that reflect the beauty of the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.
Made on tiny beach on the far side of the Isle of Lewis on a day when the sky was heavy with rain and the waves were rolling softly in. This beach has no name (as far as I can tell), it lies to the north of Uig near a tiny place called Valtos (Bhaltos in the Gaelic language) on the north west coast of Lewis. A place surrounded by rocky cliffs but with silver sands and deep blue water. From here you look out onto the North Atlantic Ocean to Iceland, Greenland and endless seas. The remoteness and the romance of this place puts you under a spell.
The names Sea Moods and Side by Side are inspired by the Hebridean songs of Celtic poet Kenneth Macleod (1871 - 1955).
On ridge of ocean,
Shelf of shore,
What place so e'er the tide has left thee!
Ho ro ho, hook-o
Side by side
My love and I:
To sleep a-falling:
Croon of waves
O love, our talla.
Two canvases (unframed) each 40 x 32 inches/ 100 x 80cm
Additional 1.5 inches/3.75cm gallery wrap (or white) around the sides to allow for stretching on a frame. Total size when hung without a frame with a 3 inch gap is minimum 67 inches (167.5cm). If framed, then the width will be considerably larger so please check your space or ask me if you have any questions.
Also available singly, see the images and separate listings to come.
The canvases are shipped in separate tubes to ensure they arrive in perfect condition.
About My Work
I believe in giving my clients beautiful artwork on luxury papers that hold their colours for a lifetime! For these special prints of my work I use dreamy, light textured Canson Canvas and the highest quality inks. I do all my own printing, having spent years learning this skill I prefer to maintain control of the colour representation at all stages to ensure you get a truly handmade image.
About My Materials
People often say that my images look like paintings because of the richness of the colours, the depth of the black and the texture of the materials I use. Canson are one of the oldest paper manufacturers in the world, they have been making paper for over 450 years in France. Founded in 1557 and printers to Louis XVI, their paper was used by Voltaire and Napoleon and the Montgolfier brothers used Canson paper to make the first hot air balloon. Canson paper was used by Picasso, Ingres, Chagal, Miro and many other artists. They have been making paper and canvas for photography since this art began over 150 years ago. Canson are Eco Friendly - they purchase paper pulp only from forests managed in a sustainable way which also makes them pretty special.
This print is available in other sizes on canvas and in smaller sizes on paper. I am happy to take custom orders, just drop me a line. The large sizes come in very small editions of 5 or 10 diptychs.
Fine Art Photograph mounted on Museum Grade Canvas with non fade ink