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Bill McArthur Seascape Art

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.

  • The essence of Orkney’s magic is silence, loneliness and the deep marvellous rhythms of sea and land, darkness and light…

    — George Mackay Brown

  • 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

  • I sit in the dunes – the wind has moulded the sand in pastry frills and cornices…

    — Norman MacCaig

  • 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

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