LIGHTKEEPER. Acrylic on linen, 24" x 36". Collection, Government of Ireland
A patch of misty light catches the old lightkeepers' cottages above the Baily lighthouse. The paths through the grasses lure the wanderer towards the towering cliffs, where breathtaking beauty and yawning dangers lie side by side.
The house and lighthouse are the subject of another painting, Doldrum Bay.
UPDATE: Lightkeeper was selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy 182nd Annual Exhibition, 2012 in Dublin (along with Dreadlocks). It was purchased by the Government of Ireland, Office of Public Works.
UPDATE 30 May 2012: Lightkeeper features in the Jun/July 2012 issue 85 of International Artist magazine, in an 8-page feature on my landscape paintings.
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