WWT Castle Espie

The Lure of the Lough


'The Lure of the Lough'

The Lure of the Lough re-unites the canvases Patricia Pyne created for Castle Espie’s new Visitor Centre. The exhibition celebrates some of the amazing wildlife of Strangford Lough and the captivating environs of the WWT Wetland Centre.

An honours graduate in Medieval and Modern Languages of Queen’s University Belfast and an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, Patricia Pyne is best known for her evocative interpretation of the natural world and for her striking images of prehistoric and early Christian Ireland.

Her pictures are widely exhibited to critical acclaim and can be found in private collections, museums and interpretive centres as well as in books and other publications.

Her exhibition Out of the Shadows, a literary and visual interpretation of Ireland’s earliest and most eminent naturalist John Templeton (1766-1825) of Cranmore, Belfast, showcased her skills both as a writer and a fine art photographer when recently shown in the Ulster Museum.

Patricia is delighted to be back in the Graffan Gallery at Castle Espie where in 2009 her exhibition Secrets of Lough and Shore opened the venue, followed by another successful exhibition The Pencil of Nature in 2011.

The Lure of Lough will be on display at Castle Espie from Saturday 3 February until Sunday 25 February.

To see a full portfolio of Patricia Pyne’s fine art photography visit: www.patriciapyne.co.uk

For more information, contact Karl.Simmonds@wwt.org.uk or call 028 9187 4146.