The Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the Cornish coast, comprising of the principal islands; St Mary's, Tresco, St Martin's, St Agnes and Bryher- the island of St Agnes is the most southerly point in the United Kingdom. A natural wonder, like a cluster of ocean stones, the Scilly Isles are a place where nature thrives and the soul is inspired. Inspiration to many artists and novelists including Michael Morpurgo and Virginia Woolf, the Scilly Isles make a perfect creative retreat with its surrounding oceans and flourishing natural habitats and scenic beauty. The islands' position produces a place of great contrast; the effect of the sea, greatly influenced by the North Atlantic Current, means they rarely have frost or snow, which allows local farmers to grow flowers well ahead of those in mainland Britain. Exposure to Atlantic winds also means that spectacular winter gales lash the islands from time to time. This is reflected in the landscape, most clearly seen on Tresco where the lush Abbey Gardens on the sheltered southern end of the island contrast with the low heather and bare rock sculpted by the wind on the exposed northern end.

Amanda Hoskin - Path down to a Perfect Beach, Tresco

Amanda Hoskin

Path down to a Perfect Beach, Tresco

Oil on paper

£1,495

Amanda Hoskin - Turquoise Sea, St. Martins, Isles of Scilly

Amanda Hoskin

Turquoise Sea, St. Martins, Isles of Scilly

Oil on paper

£1,400

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