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29" high x 23" wide
Oil on board
This painting shows the Mabou Coal Mines harbour circa 1940. The two fihermen are Angus Gillis (taller), my uncle, and Angus Cù (Gaelic for "dog") MacDonald. Both were great storytellers in their day and there are many great stories about them as well. Angus Gillis and Angus Cù were lifetime friends and both steeped in their Gaelic culture and knowledge oh history and ancestry. In deep conversation, most likely Gaelic, these men are very present to one another surrounded by their natural environment. This painting is dedicated to a people and way of life that seems so far removed from much of today's reality.