Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Seascapes, Iona & Cadell...

At the Hunterian Art Gallery I was drawn to a painting of the sea - white sands, hills in the distance, calming and picturesque. On closer inspection, I realised why the view looked so familiar - I had been there! The Scottish Colourist, Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883 - 1937) visited Iona each summer to paint.
Cadell - Iona c.1923-25
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow

Cadell - Ben More from Iona c.1913
Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow

I think he captures the tranquility of the island perfectly and I am transported back to my trip there last summer.

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