Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides - a very special landscape - the gift of a different pace of life and Hebridean character on a glorious scale, with vast views, intimate details, and infinite variety … One of the binding attractions of the islands is the way the landscape leaps from inviting sandy beaches and flower spangled machair, to lonely rocky lunar scenes, treacherously vertical sea cliffs, vast and looming bogs and moors, and towering mountain ranges. There is a presence here, and a richness of life that is mesmerising and magical, drawing me in, and holding me spellbound … The flowers of the machair, moors and dunes delight me with their profusion, diversity and beauty, triggering macro work, wet knees and a lost sense of time. The rocks, pebbles and grasses along the coastline captivate me with their texture, pattern and form, stimulating orderly monochrome thoughts. And the special Hebridean colours paint pictures before my eyes, producing dreamy pastel moments and vivid swirling abstracts. And amongst all of this there is a chance, if we are quiet, that we will glimpse a hen harrier gliding low over remote and rugged moorland, an otter tumbling in the shallows, a red throated diver feeding and preening just offshore, a pod of porpoises scouting the coastline. And the busy oystercatchers will trill and warn, the ravens will meddle and croak, and the buzzards will mew on the air. The tapestry is infinite and ever changing, and rich beyond words… The Calling Harris series of images are the result of smart phone doodling, with Interwoven celebrating the beautifully rich Isle of Harris tweed. More images can be found in Hebridean Abstracts and Monochrome Hebrides.

Calling Harris Skyward

Calling Harris Skyward

Calling Harris Interwoven vi

Calling Harris Interwoven vi

Calling Harris Interwoven xi

Calling Harris Interwoven xi

Calling Harris Interwoven x

Calling Harris Interwoven x

Calling Harris Interwoven vii

Calling Harris Interwoven vii

Calling Harris Interwoven xv

Calling Harris Interwoven xv

Calling Harris Interwoven xiii

Calling Harris Interwoven xiii

Calling Harris Interwoven xiv

Calling Harris Interwoven xiv

Calling Harris Interwoven xii

Calling Harris Interwoven xii

Calling Harris Interwoven v

Calling Harris Interwoven v

Grains of Sand i

Grains of Sand i

Grains of Sand ii

Grains of Sand ii

Grains of Sand iii

Grains of Sand iii

Orange Boat in the Bay i

Orange Boat in the Bay i

Orange Boat in the Bay ii

Orange Boat in the Bay ii

Orange Boat in the Bay iii

Orange Boat in the Bay iii

Sky Walking Through Reeds i

Sky Walking Through Reeds i

Sky Walking Through Reeds iii

Sky Walking Through Reeds iii

Sky Walking Through Reeds ii

Sky Walking Through Reeds ii

Sky Walking Through Reeds iv

Sky Walking Through Reeds iv

Sky Walking Through Reeds v

Sky Walking Through Reeds v

Sky Walking Through Reeds vi

Sky Walking Through Reeds vi

Harris Dreams Autumn i

Harris Dreams Autumn i

Harris Dreams Autumn iv

Harris Dreams Autumn iv

Hebridean Lochan i

Hebridean Lochan i

Hebridean Lochan ii

Hebridean Lochan ii

Hebridean Lochan iii

Hebridean Lochan iii

Hebridean Lochan iv

Hebridean Lochan iv

Hebridean Lochan v

Hebridean Lochan v

Hebridean Lochan vi

Hebridean Lochan vi

Hebridean Lochan vii

Hebridean Lochan vii

Hebridean Lochan viii

Hebridean Lochan viii

Thrift Sands

Thrift Sands


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