Emily Fowke              Paintings and Drawings

These paintings are inspired by time spent by a wonderful estuary on the Isle of Skye, which changed amazingly in varying weathers and light and which was a visiting place of a variety of wild creatures such as sea otters, herons and oyster catchers.

I became interested by the 'bands' of sea and land, which appeared almost as stripes or passages in the view, an effect intensified by cloud and mist. 

I was also interested by the sense of space on the beach, with figures moving towards the horizon as small but apparent dots, dissolving into the scene. I have worked to capture the feeling of the wildness of the place and the sense of connection and separation to nature and to/from human connections.

I have also included some of my watercolour sketches.

Shore and Mist, Skye, Abstract

Passage, Isle of Skye

Tidal Beach Crossing, Skye

Estuary at Low Tide, Crossing, Skye

Exploring, Isle of Skye

View across Breakish Estuary 1

Croft by Breakish Beach

Breackish Estuary 2

Breackish Estuary and Birds

Cuillin Hills

Birds and Sea weed, Studies