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While in Edinburgh, Scotland I saw the 1795 painting Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch by the artist Sir Henry Raeburn, which I have always admired. In it, a man skates across a frozen loch (lake) in Scotland. A loch that no longer freezers over as it did in the mid 1700’s. This sparked the idea for this painting. The reverend skating over the surface of a rising, warming ocean being shadowed by a benevolent humpback whale. Both now living in a precarious world.

Reverend Robert Walker Adopts a Rather
Ambiguous Stance on Climate Change

21 x 14 - Oil on Panel - Sold, Private Collection