‘Slieve Gullion’

Acrylic on Canvas, FRAMED – 40.5 x 30 cm

A smaller work on canvas, Slieve Gullion, an extinct volcano which dominates the County Armagh landscape in Northern Ireland. Layered in rich greens and black to depict the green landscape and peat bogs that make up the mountain, violent dark moss green lines act as a faint outline of the volcano – an explosive and chaotic scene. Steeped in mysterious Irish legend with a rich archaeological heritage, this ancient volcano is built up of layers of igneous rock and holds a special place in the local’s heart.

(please know that colours will slightly vary from screen to screen)

“It looks like the beginning of the world, somehow: the sea looks older than in other places, the hills and rocks strange, and formed differently from other rocks and hills…The hill-tops are shattered into a thousand cragged fantastical shapes. The savage rock-sides are painted of a hundred colours. Does the sun ever shine here? When the world was moulded and fashioned out of formless chaos, this must have been the bit over—a remnant of chaos!”

William Thackeray
The Irish Sketchbook of 1842

Painting on display at Framewerk Gallery in Belfast. please contact me for pricing information and to purchase.

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