Dark room

Entrance hall

Green Wall


Living room

Red Wall


Black with Ice the Warm Mountain

Oil on canvas
Stretched, unframed
45 x 60cm

Beinne na Greine on the watershed between the Kylerhea River and Abhainn Lusa in South Skye occupies the painter’s hand, heart and soul. The ‘Mountain of the Sun’ takes its name from its south facing ridges, drenched with sun in summer. But in winter the outlying Cuillin can be ‘black with ice or with cold wet ooze, the ramparts of grim precipices’. (Sorley Maclean)


John Slavin

Artist Statement: The fire of light and the breath of air, the depths of land and the dance of trees make landscape a fantastic reality through which life can wander or surge with the freedom of a dreamer. I sit and draw the nature that has come to be manifest in an aesthetic display far removed from chaos or system or motive. My pencil contains my box of paints as my heart and eye contain a love for the mountain. Member: Society of Scottish Artists and Aberdeen Artists Society.
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