Original mixed media artwork - Crovie
Artist - Jacqui Higgs
As can be seen from the photograph of the back of the frame this piece was exhibited and sold for £1,000
More recently, similar sized work is selling in galleries for around the £1,800 mark.
"Jacqui Higgs is an Edinburgh-based, Dublin born artist with a background in fine art and painting.
Having graduated from Edinburgh Art College in 1994, she then moved on to study Art Therapy, gaining her Postgraduate Degree in 1996.
She became a professional member of the Scottish Society of Artists in the same year. Since then, she has exhibited frequently throughout the UK, in group and solo shows, as well as London Art fairs.
She has won the Peter Potter Award 2004 (V.A.S) and the Lyth Exhibition Award 2015 (S.S.A). The artist also has an upcoming residency at Studio Berry, in the Loire Valley, where she intends to further focus on urban landscapes."
Crovie ( Aberdeenshire - Crovie / is a small village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK, dating from a time when the sea was the only mode of transport to and from Scotland's shores. It comprises a single row of houses. Unlike the similar neighbouring village, Pennan, Crovie is situated on such a narrow ledge that any cars have to be left at the south of the village. A footpath along the shore to the west leads to neighbouring village Gardenstown.
Crovie was established by families (crofters) who had been moved off the land to make room for the landlord's sheep. Here, they operated fishing boats for the landlord and gradually acquired their own craft instead. The fishing industry declined in the 20th century before ceasing altogether with the storm of 1953, which washed away a number of structures and forced the residents to flee. Since then most of the buildings have been turned into holiday lets.