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Inspired by the message of hope throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Mull artist Aska Marzec has created a commemorative painting in order to help residents at Glen Iosal ease themselves back from lockdown.
Entitled ‘Lismore Rainbow – a sign of peace, hope and a promise’, half the money raised from the sale of 25 large limited edition giclee prints of the painting will go towards the creation of an outdoor area that residents can sit and socialise in, keeping in line with government guidelines for social distancing.
‘I wanted to dedicated something to to our precious key workers, volunteers and every bit of simple human kindness received during the Covid-19,’ she told us.
‘The residents of Glen Iosal have found it hard not being able to get out and socialise during these hard times which has had an impact on there health.’
Based at the Picture Gallery in Tobermory, Aska created the painting as a sign of hope and to signify the presence of God her life as well as a sign of solidarity and amazing community spirit on the island.
‘I am very blessed to live on one of the islands on the west coast of Scotland. The weather is very changeable with plenty of opportunities to spot a rainbow and paint it in a very dramatic seascape landscape,’ she added.
‘During the recent weeks I have been inspired by its meaning and the bright vibrant colours.
‘Recent weeks also brought to attention very important issues of equality for everyone. The rainbow is a sign of peace and I think everyone should embrace it.’
The prints are on sale now via Aska’s Scottish Island Art website, www.scottishislandart.com, and will be available until August 20. There are only 25 large limited edition prints available at the cost of £20 (usual price £55).