This area was the inspiration for many paintings by William Crozier (1930 – 2011), an artist born in Scotland but who adopted Irish citizenship and lived not too far away in Kilcoe. He created some of the many iconic works of the Irish landscape and was an elected member of Aosdána as well as honorary member of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
What is it about West Cork that attracts artists and creatives? The light perhaps, clear but always shifting and changing. The artists’ challenge is to capture the fleeting moment in an everchanging landscape.