'A New Bridge at Lossiemouth', watercolour, 52 x 34 cm.
This is a painting of a bridge which doesn't exist! A bridge used to stand here between 1913 and 1915 but it interfered with entry to the harbour and was removed, with the current footbridge replacing it being built about 100 metres to the right of this view. This bridge currently gives the only access to Lossiemouth's East Beach, but while it's still safe, it's getting old. A friend in the Lossiemouth Community Development Trust asked me if I'd help with an 'artist's impression' of a new, metal footbridge to go back where the old one once stood, since entrance to the harbour is no longer by this piece of water. I was very glad to help and here's the result. Personally, I think it would be fantastic if my painting could help lead to a new, permanent feature in Lossiemouth (which I've painted a lot over the years) for the next hundred years or so!
The original painting has been donated to the Lossiemouth Community Development Trust, and may be auctioned in future!