Dalkey Island Blues


Lying just off the south Dublin coast near the villages of Dalkey and Killiney, the island is small and uninhabited but has an ancient history that’s full of stories.

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Dalkey Island Blues by Irish artist Niki Purcell.  A little about the inspiration behind this painting.  Dalkey Island is a small island located off the coast of Dalkey, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland.  It is known for its stunning scenery and natural beauty. From the island, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding coastline, including the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, the nearby village of Dalkey, and the Irish Sea.  In addition to its natural beauty, Dalkey Island is also rich in history and culture. The Martello tower, for example, is a testament to Ireland's military past, while the island's association with the poet W.B. Yeats adds to its literary heritage. All in all, the island offers a unique and memorable experience for visitors seeking to explore the beauty and history of Ireland's coastline.

In her paintings, Irish artist Niki Purcell often uses a bold and expressive style, with loose brushstrokes and a vibrant palette. She is particularly interested in the interplay of light and color, and her work often captures the fleeting moments of beauty and drama found in the natural world.

Original textured Oil painting on canvas. Signed by the artist Niki Purcell.   Floated on an off white mount and framed as shown

Image size:  40 x 40cm  Framed size: 45cm x 45cm

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