Over the Sea to Skye


Over the Sea to Skye. Original painting by IBPaterson. Acrylic on canvas: Size 40.5 cm x 51 cm

This painting, called “Over the Sea to Skye,” reflects the rugged beauty of Skye’s cliffs on a stormy day, a memory from six months spent cruising around the Inner Hebrides. Back in school in Scotland, singing “Over the Sea to Skye” was a favourite in our music class. Whenever we sailed around Skye during the summer of 2022, I couldn’t help but hum it, pondering all those who had sailed to Skye before me.