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From the deck of the ferry to Mull, Oban is a layer cake of Victorian architecture. Bay-fronted villas wind up the hill from the hotels and distillery on the Esplanade to the Colosseum-like McCaig’s Tower. Linocut Image size 20x30cm Edition:30 Sold out

Red Oban linocut

oban

From the deck of the ferry to Mull, Oban is a layer cake of Victorian architecture. Bay-fronted villas wind up the hill from the hotels and distillery on the Esplanade to the Colosseum-like McCaig’s Tower. Linocut Image size 20x30cm Varied edition:52 Sold out We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us. -winston churchill

what the victorians did for oban

Oban owes much to the Victorians, who turned a quiet fishing village into a busy gateway to Hebridean tourist attractions.  Much Oban architecture is Victorian, from the colosseum-like McCaig’s Tower dominating the skyline, to the villas clinging to the hillside and the hotels lining the esplanade. Linocut Image size 278x180mm Edition:30 Sold out I want…

tiree shell sand

Tiree is the most westerly island of the Inner Hebrides.  Compact and bijou – about twelve miles long and three miles wide – the island is a gem, with miles of white shell sand beaches surrounded by the Atlantic in all its blue-green glory. Acrylic Image size 203x609x38mm Sold

genesis

With a nod to Rothko … For Mick & Diane Acrylic Image size 150x50cm Evening came, and morning came, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth and everything in them were completed. -the book of genesis

guillemots ii

The Black Guillemot’s striking red feet and gape make it easy to identify.  A few pairs breed in Oban Bay every year, roosting in crevices on the Esplanade sea wall. Linocut Image size 154x102mm Edition: 6 Sold out

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The Black Guillemot’s striking red feet and gape make it easy to identify.  A few pairs come to Oban Bay to breed every year, roosting in crevices on the Esplanade sea wall. Linocut Image size 13x9cm Edition:3 Sold out

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Gylen Castle stands on a rocky headland at the southern end of Kerrera. It was built in the 16th century and destroyed less than a century later by the Covenanter Army, who beseiged the castle and killed all occupants. The castle has commanding views over the Firth of Lorn, towards the Garvellach Islands and Mull.…

gylen ii

Gylen Castle stands on a rocky headland at the southern end of Kerrera. It was built in the 16th century and destroyed less than a century later by the Covenanter Army, who beseiged the castle and killed all occupants. The castle has commanding views over the Firth of Lorn, towards the Garvellach Islands and Mull.…

gylen i

Gylen Castle stands on a rocky headland at the southern end of Kerrera. It was built in the 16th century and destroyed less than a century later by the Covenanter Army, who beseiged the castle and killed all occupants. The castle has commanding views over the Firth of Lorn, towards the Garvellach Islands and Mull.The…

columba ii

Saint Columba’s Cathedral stands in a prominent position on Oban’s Esplanade, often silhouetted against spectacular sunsets over Kerrera, Mull & Morvern. Linocut Image size 20x15cm Edition: 3 Sold out

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Saint Columba’s Cathedral stands in a prominent position on Oban’s Esplanade, often silhouetted against spectacular sunsets over Kerrera, Mull & Morvern. Linocut Image size 77x94mm Edition: 2 Sold out

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stalker vi

Castle Stalker is implausibly picturesque, standing on an islet in Loch Laich, between Oban and Fort William. The castle was built in the 14th century, and restored in the 20th. Monty Python fans will recognise it as Castle Aaaargh from The Holy Grail … Linocut Image size 20cmx15cm Edition: 8 Sold out

stalker v

Castle Stalker is implausibly picturesque, standing on an islet in Loch Laich, between Oban and Fort William.  The castle was built in the 14th century, and restored in the 20th.  Monty Python fans will recognise it as Castle Aaaargh from The Holy Grail … Linocut Image size 20cmx15cm Edition: 5 Sold out