|Artist's Comments: |
As a boy I explored the many nooks and crannies of the Water of Leith, Edinburgh's quite unremarkable and tiny river, when compared to the giants of commerce and traffic that describe other great city rivers of the world. Yet the Water of Leith has its own unpretentious magic at every corner, weir and curve, as it wends it's modest way through the city from the suburban hills. Meandering through the Village of Colinton in the city outskirts, the river has carved a deep, tree lined chasm through which the filtered light dapples the water. it is known as Colinton Dell and is truly a beauty spot worthy of a painting. I hope you can share with me my fond memories of this place.