‘Lindisfarne Castle’ Holy Island’

An early evening sunset painting of a castle set on the Northumberland coastline.

Oil on panel 8.50 x 15 in 21.59 x 38.1 cm

A sunset painting of a castle which sits on Lindisfarne also known as Holy Island in Northumbria on the North East Coast of England.

I painted this scene of the castle along with a painting of Bamburgh Castle which sits on the same coast line.

There is a monastery on Lindisfarne which was founded by the Irish monk Saint Aidan circa 634, the castle was actually built much later c.1550.

With Holy Island being a very spiritual place I decided on this sunset depiction as opposed to the stormy, brooding setting of Bamburgh Castle.

There is also a causeway leading to Holy Island, so you have to beat the tide on the way out otherwise you are stuck there for the night.

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