It might not be Paris or Rome. But as an artist living and working on a sheep farm in the Cooley Peninsula, Irene Woods has never run short of inspiration. It could be the regal air of a mountain ram; the dance of light across the heather; a whisper of wind through a wild horse’s mane; a trio of flat caps footing turf; the focus of a fisherman mending his nets.

“You don’t have to go far. Constable (the English artist renowned for his local landscapes) just kept to his own area,” says Irene simply.