'The Spey Viaduct from the River', watercolour, 52 x 34 cm.
I love the Spey Valley and I'm very fortunate to live here. This scene, a few miles from where I live, shows the railway viaduct across the Spey only about a mile south of the point at which the river meets the sea at Spey Bay. The bridge used to carry the London North Eastern line between Aberdeen and Inverness; although still in good condition, now it carries a National Cycle Route on this scenic ride. On the day I visited, I was so taken by the blue of the water reflecting the sky, with the white sparkles forming a jewel box as it glittered in the sun. The Spey is much wider than this channel: you can just see the main river emerging behind the pebble banks of the island at left.
Prints are available of this painting:
Small: Image 25 x 16cm, £17 unmounted or £20 mounted to fit a 14 x 11" off-the-shelf frame.
Large: Image 37 x 25 cm, £24 unmounted or £30 mounted to fit a 20 x 16" frame.
Very large: Image approx 53 x 35 cm - unmounted only, at £30.