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    The essence of Orkney’s magic is silence, loneliness
    and the deep marvellous rhythms

    of sea and land, darkness and light…


    George Mackay Brown

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    I cower in green shelters, watch the sea
    bubble in brown sea-pools, watch the sea
     
    climb to the horizon and fall back
    rich with its silver coins, its glittering…

    Iain Crichton Smith

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    I sit in the dunes - the wind
    has moulded the sand in pastry frills
    and cornices...

    Norman MacCaig

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    And down the sand shot my skiff
    Into the long green jaws, while deep
    In summer’s sultry throat
    Dry thunder stammered.

    Swiftly the sail drew me over
    The snarling Sound, scudding before
    The heraldic cloud now
    Rampant all around.


    George Mackay Brown

Sanday artist Bill McArthur’s seascape oil paintings depict the interaction between sea, sand and wind around his home island in Orkney, and around other Scottish islands.

Here you can view original seascape oil paintings by the artist, including a gallery of those currently available for sale.

For information about past and forthcoming exhibitions and residences see "About the Artist".