Friday, 4 April 2014

Gannets fishing

Gannets fishing, screenprint, ed. of 4
The Easter holidays are here, and in the next few weeks everyone will be putting their boats back in the water after the winter. Here on the west coast of Scotland, we are sheltered from the full force of the Atlantic by the scattered islands of the Hebrides. Even a small rowing boat can go out into the Sound of Jura in search of mackerel. As we haul on our lines, we enjoy watching the gannets, who are also fishing for their supper.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Wild Argyll

There is such a variety of landscape in Argyll. From the hill above our village we can look inland over long sea-lochs, oak-clad hillsides and high mountains. In the other direction, the intricate coastline is scattered with rocky islets and sandy beaches. Out to the west, the open sea is sheltered by the larger islands of the inner Hebrides.

Recently we made a 3 minute video to publicise this landscape for the Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance. You can find it by looking for "Inspired by the Heart of Argyll - YouTube".

While making the video we put out lobster pots and caught this beautiful animal. It really did seem like a creature from another world. As the video shows, in Argyll there's always something new to provide inspiration.

Lobster, screen print, ed. of 25