IAN WRIGHT ARTS
Above the Artic Circle, Ships and Ice
My favourite place on earth is anything above the Artic Circle. I absolutely love it! It’s so different and alien to anything I know.
It’s a beautiful, deadly , icy wildness. After my earlier paintings of mountains & Norwegian fjords I got a bit obsessed with
myths, folklore, explorers and the early days of ships and people’s with that harsh environment. Plus one of my favourite
poems is Coleridge’s - Rime of the Ancient Mariner. And as you can see that obsession got the better of me.
Sailing Ship Drift toward giant iceberg by moonlight.
61cm x 61cm.
Exploring The Artic Ice Pack.
70cm x 49cm
51cm x 50cm
Explorers stranded in the Ice whilst searching for the North West Passage.
33cm x 24cm.
Dead Ships Detail....
Dead, Ships, Dead Sailors, Floating in The Graveyard.
61cm x 91cm.
Sailing ship in high seas.
41cm x 52cm.
Ghost ship glides pass a whaling ship.
80cm x 60cm
81cm x 35cm.
‘At length did come an Albatross,
Thorough the fog it came,
As if it had been a Christian soul,
We hail’d it in Gods name.'
The Rime of the Ancient Marnier
by Samuel Tayler Coleridge.
Voyages End. The Artic Graveyard of Sailing ships
50cm x 55cm.