Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry
Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry (An Blascaod Mór), is the largest of the Blasket Islands. It was abandoned by it's final 22 inhabitants in 1953 but once boasted a population of 175 which declined due to emigration. This island and the life of it's people was made famous by Peig Sayers who wrote in Irish an historical record and literary gem about her life on the island. Grassy paths, hilly tracks, pre-historic remains and extraordinary wildlife make this island one of Ireland's preciousjewels.
Hand painted in gouache which is an opaque watercolour, these illustrations are inspired by my own happy childhood memories of road trips around this beautiful island with my family in the late 60's and 70's (I'm a fine vintage). And yes, we drove a VW minibus and you'll see one or two popping up in this collection.
They are printed on beautiful archival watercolour paper with archival pigment inks thus ensuring your lovely print will last a lifetime and the vibrant colours will not fade. The paper is especially made for art prints and it is difficult to tell the print from the original painted work. Each print is also signed by me.
A4 prints are packaged flat with love and care in a clear plastic sleeve with board and mailed in a hard back envelope. A3 prints are shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube to ensure their safe arrival.
Our frames are bespoke white wooden frames handmade in Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
A4 print measures 8.25" x 11.5" (21cm x 29cm); A3 print measures 11.69" x 16.53" (29.7cm x 42 cm).