Doughty's Island, Poole Harbour
6 inch square (unframed) oil painting on gessobord.
Inspiration: I love the soft colours of this wildlife reserve in Holes Bay, Poole Harbour. This view across Holes Bay can be seen from nearby Upton Country Park. The island is actually called Perkins Island, but was nicknamed Doughty's Island after Sir Edward Doughty bought Upton County Park and its surroundings in 1828. The whole estate is now owned by Poole Borough Council. A stunningly beautiful oasis.
'Sunshine on a Palette'
Dorset Artist - inspired by nature and the beautiful wildflowers & coast of my home county
Oil & acrylic original paintings
All images © Andrea Hook
Double selection for 'ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2020'
Selected for 'The Artist' category of The Artist and Leisure Painter Magazines' Open Art Competition 2020
Selected for Artists & Illustrators Magazine's Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries Exhibition 2017
Winner of the New Forest Open Art 2015