Sugarloaf from Ganymede, Glencree. Watercolour on paper. 41cm x 31cm. In private collection, Ireland.
Ganymede, in the Glencree mountains in North Wicklow, is owned by my good friend Tony. He kindly lets me use his amazing grounds to draw and paint; the best outdoor studio ever! Not only is Wicklow’s Sugarloaf in view, but the whole valley is lovely to behold, and Tony has made a wonderful arboretum and garden on the grounds, finely balanced between hundreds of natural and shaped trees and shrubs. This means that one can enjoy and view nature from a whole range of perspectives, both near and further away.