Visit Stromness, Orkney and be immersed in the “heart of the Neolithic world” at the working studio and teaching gallery of Jeanne Bouza Rose.

ArtWorks of the Earth is just along the cobbled street,  minutes away from the standing stones, Maeshowe, Skara Brae and the archaeological excavation at the Ness of Brodgar.   My original paintings, prints, painted lampshades of Orkney’s Standing Stones, megaliths, carved stone balls, and landscapes will greet you and a 45.8 by 5 foot painting of the island of Hoy will surround you.   I believe in accessible art so I reproduce it on cards, mugs, tea towels, magnets, and postcards and these are sold exclusively at ArtWorks of the Earth.  Light and colour will filter through my collaboration with Gramble Glass who produces fused glass art that features standing stones, with the sun and moon.

ArtWorks of the Earth fills you with the brilliance of the standing stones that punctuate the time and history of Orkney, Scotland.  These are my inspiration for large oil painted works on unstretched canvas.  These bespoke oil paintings are either bolted to walls or hang like banners featuring the Neolithic world with coloured  landscapes under undulating clouds.  I often include both the sun and the moon, which is a frequent occurrence in the uncluttered views of Orkney.

Work beside me and take a one-day art workshop, completing your own print in the “Provincetown Print” or white-line watercolour woodcut technique.   I have adapted this method and it is spreading throughout the UK as the “Orkney Wood Print.” My original framed Orkney wood prints are available for purchase.  Signed giclee reprints of prints and paintings are available along with smaller versions of the very large (45.8  x 5 ft) painting of the island of Hoy. 

Original art in fibre, clay, stone and chocolate created by other local artists from Stromness is also available for sale.  There is a selection of items sold on behalf of the Ness of Brodgar Trust, the Orkney Archaeological Society, the Orkney Storytelling Trust, and other local charities.  Chocolates and chat are free with donations accepted on their behalf.   

ArtWorks of the Earth is a good stopping place before continuing on to the very unique Stromness Museum, featuring local history and the life of John Rae, the true discoverer of the Northwest Passage in Canada and after you have seen the prizewinning Pier Arts Centre.  I look forward to meeting and chatting with you…after all, it is the story that paints the picture!

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