North Coast Sunsets

‘Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths…’

Sometimes they do appear embroidered, sometimes painterly, at times pretty and pastel like ice-cream and candyfloss, others vibrant, fierce and molten as if the sky is burning up. Always awesome and often stand-still-and-stare hypnotic.

For me, they are one of my favourite things about living on the coast again and I find them incredibly inspirational. When Éadach wasn’t much more than a vague idea floating around my head- I had notions, ideas and sketches but no concrete ideas- I was wandering round Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, shooting I think, when I spied this…

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Mulling this over the next few weeks I started working on a series of illustrations and prints using the colours that surrounded me on the coast, especially the unexpectedly vibrant colours that appear in the sky briefly during sunset and produced my Children of Lir and Pirate Queen silks.

Anyway, on days like this where everything appears dull and grey, it’s nice to remind ourselves of all the colour in the world and you really can’t beat a northcoast sunset. I’m a terrible sunset spammer so have built up quite a collection…

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Portrush Harbour
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Dunluce Castle

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View from Mussenden Temple

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View from Koko

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Had to sneak this wee Belfast sunset in.

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Paddleboarding out by the Skerries
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Whiterocks with Blyton

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Pirate Queen with B
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The Fog at West Strand, part of Belfast Film Festival. Amazing! Fave movie.

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Ginge.

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The Ruddocks- this is how northcoasters roll.
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Giant’s Causeway

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