The Land I Love
Inspired by the endless beauty of the Isle of Skye, The Land I Love is one that speaks of contrasts, of light and dark, of sea and land, the elements that make this place so special. It has taken me many years to find where I belong, I travelled the world and saw beautiful places but none that touches my heart the way Skye does.
From an old Gaelic song called Mo dhuthnaich (My Land) these words seem very apt. It was originally written about the island of Tiree which is nearby but I feel the sentiment can be shared for our Isle of Skye.
The land I love is the most beautiful island,
where lived the bards who created verses -
the very pleasant land where hospitality was to be had
from east to west, on hill and moorland.
'S e tir mo ghraidh-sa an tir ro alainn,
san robh na baird chuireadh dain an ordugh -
an tir ro chiatach sam faight' an fhialachd
bhon ear gun iar, ann an sliabh 's am mointich.
A full copy of the poem as well as an artists Bio will be provided along with the Certificate of Authenticity.
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 or paper. I am happy to take custom orders, just drop me a line.
I work with professional framers in the UK and the US. If you would like a quote please let me know.
A Note on Canvases
Canvases are unframed and unmounted, they need to be stretched or framed once you get them. They are matte varnished and come with 1.5 inch (4cm) gallery wrap or with white or dark coloured sides, just let me know which you prefer. Once ready, they are carefully wrapped in acid free tissue then shipped in a sturdy art tube to ensure safe delivery. All taxes and duties to be paid by the receiver.
Thanks for looking, if you have any questions just let me know.
Fine Art Photograph mounted on Museum Grade Canvas with non fade ink