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Bluebells and Wild Garlic, Armadale

© the artist. Photo credit: Museum of the Isles

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This painting by American artist Sherry Palmer shows the stunning carpet of bluebells and wild garlic that can be found within the gardens at Armadale Castle in late spring.

Although based in New England, Sherry Palmer lived for two years on the Isle of Skye and continues to return annually to paint. Her favourite locations are Ashaig, the headlands of Ullinish and Ord's coral island. Palmer prefers to express the overall images that she sees in the landscape of the Scottish west coast, taking her inspiration from the shore, islands, hills and sky. She is particularly interested in capturing the large shapes and lines of colour that run through tree clusters, the sky, or currents on the surface of the water.

Museum of the Isles



Bluebells and Wild Garlic, Armadale




oil on canvas


H 37 x W 44 cm

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purchased from An Tuirean Arts Centre, Portree, 1996

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