Refuge. acrylic on box canvas 12x16"

Refuge. acrylic on box canvas 12x16"
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Hang on Studio Wall
01/08/2015
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This painting is of an ancient tower that monks in Ireland used as refuge from marauding vikings and other generally nasty people. I found this one while traveling some of the more rural areas, the church was a ruin but the graveyard was still used for burials by the locals. When I first saw it I thought I had a sight problem, but a read up about it and it does actually have a definite lean out of the vertical of so many degrees. The monks use to get in via a rope ladder to the first dar entry you can see on the front and then pull up the ladder, there is no space between the stones for finger holds it is so well built.

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Malcolm Buckley

I have always loved the outdoors and have climbed and walked in various places in the world, after giving numerous slide shows and talks about my trips to raise money for charity, i realised the slides and photos did not do what i saw justice, so I decided to start trying to paint. I am self taught…

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