Dr John Rae in the arctic
A print of an acrylic painting by Orkney artist Jane Glue
printed on C-Type Matt
This painting was part of a joint exhibition with Canadian artist Sheena McCoogan who is married to Ken McGoogan, the author of the book 'Fatal Passage' which is about the explorer Dr John Rae's life and his discovery of the North West Passage in Canada and also the fate of the Sir John Franklin expedition. Dr John Rae was an Orcadian and was born at Clestrain in Stenness. The picture was originally painted on a piece of 'found' driftwood from the beach. It depicts John Rae with his snow shoes and dogs in the arctic discovering Sir John Franklins lost expedition.