The 17th National Exhibition 

Accepted Artists Image Gallery

Peter Egeli, Fellow Emeritus

"Scapa Flow"

8" x 16" - Oil

My wife and I made a trip to the Orkney Islands to search her families’ roots.  The countryside was ruggedly beautiful and I made several small sketches.  I based this painting from an unfinished one that I had started of Scapa Flow. Not too far from the site of this painting, the German High Seas Fleet was interned by the British Navy, as required by the terms of the Armistice, which ended World War I.  It was here that the German fleet was scuttled by their crews.  The consequences reverberated for many years.  



 
 
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