About this artwork

The village of Catterline, near Stonehaven on the north-east coast of Scotland became Eardley’s home in the 1950s. She lived in a basic cottage on the headland above the bay and set about capturing the changing moods of the seasons and the weather. Her seascapes were painted outdoors, mainly in winter, in extreme cold and in winds which sometimes blew the paintings away. Clamps were used to keep Eardley’s paintings fixed to her easel, which was sometimes weighted down with rocks. 

Updated before 2020

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Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley