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Shetland – Foula – Sheep and Bonxie


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Judith Yarrow. Shetland – Foula – Sheep and Bonxie.
Foula is one of the outermost Shetland Islands 20 miles west of mainland Shetland. It’s one of the most remote inhabited islands in GB with about 38 inhabitants – and hard to get there. There were no flights while we were there and we went over in a small boat with the access officer for Shetland who went to inspect work going on to repair a footbridge following floods. Bonxie is the local name for the Great Skua birds which nest here. The sheep are Shetland.
I had a wonderful day walking the coast while the mist lifted.
The painting is mixed media with collaged papers as a base, acrylic and pastels.
This painting is framed in a simple white wooden frame.
The size given is for the actual painting. The framed size is: H34 x W34cm

Size: H:14 cm x W:15 cm

Discover new paintings and limited edition prints by artist Judith Yarrow with Wychwood Art online and in their art gallery in the Deddington. Each artwork has been carefully selected for sale by our Chief art curator Deborah Allan an ex Christie's art specialist. Judith Yarrow is an artist and bookmaker living and works in Chipping Norton painting beautiful landscapes by taking inspiration from the British coastline. 1990: moved to Oxfordshire and went back to study for an Art Degree at The Mid Warks College of Art and Design. Lived and worked on a farm in Wales Taught Traveller children and worked as a social worker in London. Studied Art and trained as a teacher at Homerton College, Cambridge. Born: Jordans, Buckinghamshire. She has had many solo exhibitions and exhibits widely STATEMENT "The inspiration for my landscapes is mainly from the walking I do, especially on Islands, in N.Wales, the South West and other remote places. In my paintings I explore different materials and surfaces, using resist, collage, scratching, acrylics, pastel, inks, oil, lino cuts, etching and book making. I created a large body of work based on 2 stays on Rathlin Island, which was exhibited at the Beldam Gallery, Brunel University. I am continuing to explore other islands – Coll, Skomer, Ramsey, Scolt Head, Orkney and the Ardnamurchan and Knoydart peninsulars. A year ago I spent a month’s residency on Shetland, which has led to a series of paintings and a large book which unfolds from inside a larchwood box and can be hung on the wall. I was involved in a project with writer Shirley Toulson and bookmaker Ama Bolton. We made a pilgrimage to the places C19th landscape painter Samuel Palmer painted in North Wales and The South West. Two artist’s books and a series of paintings were exhibited to mark the bicentenary of Palmer’s birth and included in the Ovada Gallery, (Oxford) exhibition: Quest – Artist as Pilgrim. In 2006 I was part of a National Trust art project at Chastleton House. In 2007 I was one of 3 artists to respond visually to music, composed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Oxfordshire Artweeks. In 2010 I worked on a personal exploration of Alzheimer’s disease using imagery from my mother’s nursing home garden. This work includes a book, which was exhibited at an international dementia conference in London." To discuss works by Judith Yarrow please contact, or call 07799 535765 / 01869 338155.

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