John Maclauchlan Milne

Beached Boats, Brodick Bay, Arran

  • Oil on canvas
  • 20 x 24 ins


Provenance : Cyril Gerber, Glasgow; Private collection; Misys plc; Portland Gallery

Brodick is the main town on Arran and is reached from the mainland by ferry from Ardrossan. The beach and Castle at Brodick made it a popular destination in the summer months. Rowing boats, fishing rods and bathing huts could be hired and were very popular with tourists - the huts extended right along the beach. The geographic variations of Arran have lead to it being termed 'Scotland in miniature'. The Scottish landscape can appear forbidding at times but here, Milne bathes it with colour.