This oil painting of Fanad Lighthouse was a treasure to paint. It is such a stunning white lighthouse when I was painting it. I love the way the light stands proud with the Atlantic ocean behind. People have wonderful memories at Fanad Lighthouse. Among these are proposals engagements, weddings. With the rugged coastline around it. The beautiful contrast of colour highlights its beauty.
One of the world's most beautiful and photographed lighthouses on one of Ireland’s headlands most northerly headlands in Fanad Co Donegal Ireland.
The lighthouse has been keeping watch on marine traffic since 1817.
In 1817 the Saldhana was wrecked in Lough Swilly with the loss of 254 souls with the only survivor the ship's parrot.
It was after this tragedy that a lighthouse was built and was first lit on St Patrick's Day 1817. It is now a holiday destination with apartments for rental.
26 inches x 14 inches
66cm x 36 cm