Art from Northern Coastlines

The British Isles Coastal Series

Art on ArcheanWeb by WM House

A bit of magic often occurs in the spaces where land, sky, and sea meet. This is the magic that keeps artists returning to the coast lines. Nowhere is the variability of the coastline more pronounced that in the England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. For is is in these northern reaches where Atlantic Ocean waters intersect with a wide and wonderful array of geomorphic landforms.

Water, land, and weather conspire to create complex and ever-changing scenes that delight the eye and convey inner meaning to the spirit.

Barmouth Looking North (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All rights reserved) Artist: WM House

The town of Barmouth in NW Wales borders on the Irish Sea. A view to the north of an approaching storm is captures in acrylic on canvas.

Boddam Lighthouse (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All rights reserved) Artist: WM House

The village of Boddam lies not of Aberdeen on the east coast of Scotland. The Boddam lighthouse is situated on a promontory that shelters coves where cold water diving is a popular pastime. The analog version of this work is acrylic on canvas. Digital modifications have sculpted the final version of this image.

The Western Coast (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All rights reserved) Artist: WM House

The western coast of Cornwall in southern England is home to Tintagel Castle and the legends of King Author. In this digitally modified acrylic on canvas painting the rugged coastline dives into the Cornish Sea.

Southwest Cove (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All rights reserved) Artist: WM House

A small rocky beach on the Cornish coast is captured here in acrylic on canvas using a palette knife technique.

Cornwall South Coast (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All rights reserved) Artist: WM House

The south coast of England is punctuated by small coves and sandy beaches recessed into the cliff line. There is beauty in these constantly changing seascapes where eroded, weathered cliff rocks plunge into the ocean. One of these coves is represented in this digitally modified acrylic on canvas image.

North of Slains Castle

North of Slains Castle
North of Slains Castle by WM House (Copyright Archean Enterprises, LLC 2021. All Rights Reserved)

Perched on cliffs overlooking the North Sea, the ruins of Slains Castle lie just north of Cruden Bay along the east coast of Scotland. It was here, on these cliffs, where Bram Stoker is believed to have gotten his inspiration for the tale of Count Dracula while staying at the castle. Just a short walk north of the castle ruins reveals a stunning scene as the rugged coastal cliffs and the greenish waters of the North Sea intertwine into an expansive view.  (More)