Dave Gunning worked on the Isle of Lewis and Harris thirty years ago.
Drawings of the stone circles were purchased by the Queen’s bankers and Devizes Museum. Callanish Stone circles made a great impression on the artist and resulted in a return visit. He worked at the stone circles again and felt the energy and power once more from the stones.
“Callanish main stone circle is a wonder, the power of the site spiritually is second to none!” A lifetime obsession with the sea has resulted in this series of paintings. The peace and spectacular clear colour at all times of the day and night on Lewis blows your mind. Working up in the Hebrides with family this time made all very special and I thank our daughter Jenny for taking us to the stone circles at 4 am in the morning. Rarely has a place affected me so much, the peace and timeless quality of the Southern Lakes, no TV, no telephone…. time stopped!”