Dunree Head sits about halfway up the west side of the Inishown penninsula, on the (amazing) Wild Atlantic Way, and looks across the narrow neck of Lough Swilly towards the rest of Donegal. There is a fort there, originally built by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. It remained in British control after the 1921 Anglo Irish Treaty until ceded to Ireland. Today there is a military museum there.
For me, it was all about the fresh wind and the rocky promontory towering over a natural fissure. I wanted to bring that rocky wall home with me so this painting is the next best thing.
Prints available soon