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Carmel Brennan's Adventure of a Lifetime

Carmel Brennan's Adventure of a Lifetime

Carmel Brennan is a painter, photographer, mixed media artist and more. Over the summer Carmel went on the adventure of a lifetime. Here she tells us a little about her excursion to the Orkney Islands...


Carmel Brennan's Orkney Islands Adventure

On a whim this summer I booked myself in to a course in Archeology & Printmaking in the Orkney Islands. First I had to find out where Orkney is! I am well travelled but I’m glad I have a computer to explore locations. This was an absolute adventure.

Although I was born in the UK this landscape was something I hadn’t seen before - quite treeless, atmospheric and vibrant. The wind whips across the land from sea to sea.

  • On a whim this summer I booked myself in to a course in Archeology & Printmaking in the Orkney Islands. First I had to find out where Orkney is!
    - Carmel Brennan, Painter, Printmaker & Photographer

I spent time at the Ness of Brodgar, a finger of land between two lochs in which lie Neolithic complex structures dating back to over 5000 years ago. I saw Maeshowe a Neolithic burial chamber. I learned about the Ness Battery and the strategic positioning of the Scapa flow during two world wars. I feel as if I am becoming a history buff – I was inspired!

And now I’m reading George Mackay Brown and hunting for other Ocadian literature. Life is an adventure!

Come this weekend, September 15 &16 and enjoy the results of my inspiration in original printed collagraphs, paintings and photography Studio #29, Sunderland, on the Uxbridge Studio Tour.

There will be more to come. I hope to see you.

Sincerely,
Carmel Brennan, OSA


Meet Carmel Brennan at Studio 29 during the 2018 Uxbridge Studio Tour.


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