In Cushenden Bay, Co. Antrim,
the artist captures perfectly the fickle nature of an Irish summer’s day, with clouds containing just a hint of impending rain. The sun shines nevertheless, transforming the sea, so often grey and windswept along the Irish coast, into a combination of green and turquoise. Waves roll in, to break on the sandy shore, while a patchwork quilt of green fields ascends the slopes of the headland in the distance, the summit of which is tinged with purple. The curves of hill and shore, contrast with the zig-zag pattern of the field boundaries, enlivening the composition.