Author Archives: Jane Wheeler

THE BEDSIDE STACK

I’m having fun painting books at the moment. This was my first one – Connemara, Listening in the wind, Tim Robinson. Jean Atkin, High Nowhere. Poetry Review (Winter 2020). The Dingle Peninsula, Steve MacDonogh. Cats in May, Doreen Tovey. Lara, Bernadine Evarista. Scots Gaelic, George McLennan.
watercolour on 140 gsm cartridge paper, 2024, 21.5 x 31 cm.

SHIELDAIG KITCHEN WINDOW VIEW

Watercolour on 300gsm hot press paper, 2024, 10” x 8″.

There is a surprising untidiness in the Highlands. A trailer type caravan full of ?unwanted? things. But with the roads being so narrow and winding, perhaps removing something like this is a logistical nightmare, and it has its use as a storeroom.

SHIELDAIG TREES

Watercolour on 300gsm hot press paper, 2024, 10″ x 8″.

In February I went to Shieldaig, near Torridon and Applecross in Wester Ross, on the north west coast of Scotland, for a short holiday with my daughter. We stayed in a converted croft near the fishing pier on Shieldaig Loch, which had no garden as such but was surrounded by steep grazing land, trees and hills on two sides. Views from the windows were like this.