Commissioned Work - Private Collection St Louis, USA
"My wife and I are absolutely thrilled with the painting of Eilean Donan Castle that you did for us. The lighting, colors and even the way the castle seems to come forward as if inviting you in for a wee dram all combine to make this a very special treasure. We will relive our time in Scotland every time we relax in front of the fireplace and look up at your painting."
The legendary castle on the west coast of Scotland. Eilean Donan was the site for an ancient castle built about the year 700, which was destroyed in the Jacobite rebellion about 1719. The castle stood in ruins until the beginning of the 20th century when it was rebuilt over about 20 years, finishing in 1932. So actually it looks a lot older than it is. It has appeared in many films including Highlander & the James Bond movie "The world is not enough"
I have painted Eilean Donan a few times from different viewpoints & in different weather. I am sure that many more unique and very different paintings could be done of this view that is so typical of the highlands.