Tag Archives: Landscape

The Chalk Horses of England

There can be few more striking sights than the giant horses carved into the hillside of the English landscape. Probably the best known of these is the Uffington White Horse, a prehistoric hill figure that extends to over 100 metres … Continue reading

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Designs in Wood

Robin Wood lives and works in East Lothian near Edinburgh, Scotland. He has always been interested in art and combines his natural talent with a background of working in conservation, woodland management and tree surgery. The main tool of his … Continue reading

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Land Art in Dumfries & Galloway

Land Art uses natural substances such as rocks and soil as its raw materials to create forms intended to complement the landscape around them. The movement was particularly prevalent in the United States in the 1960’s as artists reacted against … Continue reading

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Heather Jansch and her Driftwood horses

One of the most striking forms of art in the landscape are the driftwood horses of the artist Heather Jansch. These life-size sculptures are created out of seemingly random pieces of driftwood, skilfully joined with oak and copper. They are … Continue reading

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Snow Drift in Scotland

One of the most remarkable things about this part of Scotland is how quickly the weather conditions can change. Within the space of 48 hours last week, we had gone from walking on golden sands under a blue sky to … Continue reading

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Inspiration from the Landscape

An artist can take inspiration from a variety of sources but the landscape has always been high on the list. One of the strangest natural landscapes that I have come across is the coastal area known as the Rocks of … Continue reading

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Exploring Mochrum Fell

With the dry and sunny weather having now lasted a full week, even some of the most remote parts of the countryside are becoming accessible on foot. This part of Scotland has a wealth of ancient stone monuments and markings … Continue reading

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A Walk on The Wild Side

The Galloway Hills provide a superb backdrop to the landscape in the lowlands of Scotland. The recent cold snap has left traces of snow on the highest peaks. Trying to do justice to such a dramatic scene is a difficult … Continue reading

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Photographing the Winter Landscape

The snow has stayed with us for the best part of a week in our corner of south west Scotland so I have taken the opportunity to get out and about with my camera. I have already taken views of … Continue reading

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