Ivor MacKay • Hebridean Art

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painting with the light of the north

  picture by Ivor MacKay

Incoming Tide, Garry Beach
Tolastadh, Isle of Lewis
acrylic on canvas, 12″ × 8″
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Garry Beach is situated on the North-East of Lewis.  A sheltered beach, fourteen miles from Stornoway, it is a magnet for pleasure seekers all year round, especially dog walkers.  It is a place where I as an artist often find inspiration to paint.  In the foreground of this painting are the famous Garry sea stacks (or “Caistealan” as they are locally called).  At the end of the tarmacadam road further up is the famous “Bridge to Nowhere”.  This was constructed during the last century in order to link Tolsta with Ness, further North.  It was abandoned due to lack of funds.

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