This is one of my latest oil paintings of Ireland ...
The painting is of the beautiful Pine Tree Island, in Connemara, with the majestic Twelve Bens mountain range in the background. The island, trees and mountains are reflected in the water creating an almost magical scene. The island is situated in Derryclare Lough in Co Galway, Ireland.
The Pine tree is one of the oldest tree species in existence. Growing among rocks and stones where there is almost no soil, beaten by winds and weather, they inspire us to rise above difficulties and persist against the odds.
In ancient Ireland trees were hugely significant to the Celts. They believed different kinds of trees served different mystical purposes that helped them through their lives. Each tree had its own personality and spirit. The evergreen Pine trees brought assurances of life during the winter...
The edges of the canvas are painted white so it is ready to hang without a frame if required...