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The Selkie's Veil Photograph - Limited Edition of 25

Lynne Douglas

United Kingdom

Photography, Colour on Paper

Size: 60 W x 40 H x 0.1 D in

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From the remote islands of Orkney, the myth of the Selkie is still passed through families. The Selkie was a Seal Woman with a mermaid tail who is washed up on the shore. She falls in love with a human man, they marry and together they have a child. But she cannot stay, she is called back to the sea and eventually she asks her daughter to bring her the Selkie skin and tail and she swims back into the ocean. This long exposure photo of the beautiful patterns of the water on the beach at Skaill Bay on Orkney reminded me of the legend of the Selkie, the veil of white looking like a sea created wedding veil. SIZE 60 x 40 inches plus a 2 inches white border for a total size of 64 x 44 inches (borderless also Printed on Canson Arches Aquarelle, one of the most beautiful papers I have ever worked with! Canson Arches Aquarelle has history of this paper goes back centuries. It has a soft structure like a watercolour paper that enhances the image creating a softness and warmth like a watercolour painting. 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. Arches-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. Arches 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 for their materials only from forests managed in a sustainable way which also makes them pretty special. Available in 60 x 40 and 48 x 32 inch sizes.

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Photography:Colour on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:25

Size:60 W x 40 H x 0.1 D in

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As a professional photographer I travel often to the islands of northern Scotland to make my images in places that provoke a profound emotional reaction. The colours, the textures, the wildness of the places and the history are all intertwined in a fascinating, and often bewildering melting pot of sensation that forces me to make art. After moving many times to get to where I should be, I now live on top of a cliff at the northern end of the Isle of Skye. Skye is a large and very beautiful island in the far north of Scotland; a place of inspiration, myth and legend. The beauty of the landscape draws artists and walkers, photographers and lovers of Nature like a magnet, and I am likewise smitten. Skye has a ruggedness and intense green hills that would make anyone pick up a camera or a paintbrush. My work has moved through variations on a theme of movement and colour. Whether the camera moves or I move or the landscape moves it is all the same. Colours, moving blending and soaking into one another create a sense of playfulness, the feeling you get when the wind is in your hair on a bright sunny day. More and more I wonder if there is any end to how one can capture the colours, the lines and the essence of a place. In my studio today, the bright green Hill of the Red Fox is shrouded in a light mist, the wind is howling and the clouds are moving quickly across the hills. It is a scene that makes my heart sing. I hope my work conveys some of the joy I feel when I see these colours, the harmony and the wind singing through it all. It is at least a quest that, hopefully, will last a lifetime.

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