Shores of memory - 3 paintings illustrating and  commenting on the environments which have meant something in my life.

 

Ireland´s shore: I recall Ireland´s shores from my youth. I was born and raised on the northwest coast in County Derry. The fields are often startlingly colourful while the sea is an integral part of life and the landscape. A dynamic shore, it can be stormy, wild and frightening but sometimes calm...

Iceland´s shore: I have lived and worked in Iceland for the past 40 years with my Icelandic wife and family. I know the shore well through work as a geologist and also through sailing on many ships to and from the country. It is a wild and often dangerous shore, but also very beautiful....

Denmark´s shore: My experiences from Denmark are largely through family holidays in the summer sun and through windsurfing. I have always seen it as a gentle, friendly and welcoming shore. The two female figures will be easily recognisable to people familiar with the so-called Skagen school of painters.