Skye is home to some wonderful artists with a variety of galleries located all over the island. There is something to suit every taste and a visit to Skyeworks Gallery in Portree certainly wetted our appetite. Situated above the Isle of Skye Baking Company in Portree, the gallery is a treasure trove of unique gifts and artwork. During one of our visits we were drawn to the sea-scape paintings created by local artist, Marion Boddy-Evans, and in particular, the striking 3-D effect of the waves she managed to capture on canvas. Marion suggested she could tailor her paintings to our specific requirements and this was all the encouragement we needed. We decided to treat ourselves (and our guests) and commissioned three paintings for the guest bedrooms.
We were really impressed with Marion’s attentiveness and attention to detail throughout the consultation and creation phases and, we feel, the finished articles speak for themselves.
We had to commission a sea-scape painting and this canvas entitled ‘Across the Minch’ ticked all the boxes for us.
‘Red Wood’ is an amazing 3-D effect painting which reminds us of the sun setting behind a forest. We love the reflections of the sun bouncing off the sides of the trees.
Last, but not least, is the painting aptly entitled ‘What time is breakfast?’. We asked Marion to replicate one of her fabulous ‘sheep family’ paintings for us. She did exactly that but went that extra mile by visiting our neighbourhood to capture the views we can see from the B&B for the background to the painting. If you would like to see how this painting was created, please click here.