This is a painting of Gryffe Neuk, a cottage and smallholding just off the Greenock to Kilmacolm Road in Renfrewshire. My father’s cousin Jenny lived here with her husband Willy for many years where they grew delicious tomatoes in their glasshouses. I have great memories of visiting “Cousin Jenny” as a small boy, and the excitement of paddling down the Gryffe river (which flows past the property) with my father in a home-made wooden boat!
[“Neuk” – an old Scots word meaning corner, river bend or nook. As in the East Neuk of Fife.]
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This one is of the famous Black Corries Lodge, on the edge of the remote Rannoch Moor near Glencoe, looking towards that iconic mountain, the Buachaille Etive Mor. I’ve tried to capture the remote bleakness of this beautiful yet unforgiving landscape. I believe you can now stay in the Lodge which has been upgraded by the Black Corries Estate. That’s if you’re into hunting and fishing of course!
Paintings are for sale here (if you’re fast!).