Storm Jorge caused major disruption and wettest February on record. We who live on the “Wild Atlantic Way”, on the Galway coastline, are used to many storms. I decided to pay homage to the wonderful boat “The Galway Hooker” (Irish huiceir) and immortalise it on canvas. The Hooker is a sturdy traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay, off the west coast of Ireland. The hooker was developed for the strong seas there. So I decided to paint these beautiful ladies in all their glory, sailing in stormy seas. It is identified by its sharp, clean entry, bluff bow. Its sail plan consists of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails. Traditionally , the boat is black (being coated in pitch) and the sails are dark-red and dark-brown. Available as a limited print in various sizes.
Ladies of the Sea Print
Ladies of the Sea are presented in a high quality wooden wooden frame, in various colours, white, black, dark grey and ready to hang. The print is giclee, presented on Hahmemuelle paper, numbered and signed by me . The scene is set off the Connemara coast, with rugged landscape in the backround. Enhanced by a typicall moody western sky with a moody mauve, bluish and grey hues and tones.