This powerful composition centres on the light glimpsed through a sea arch - a favourite motif of mine. This little patch of light is a magnet to the eye - the whole composition is constructed around it. Bow Fiddle Rock is a real place off the north-east coast of Scotland. I looked at a lot of different images of this natural feature, then created my own interpretation that I hope distills what's important and visually exciting about it. I don't usually show shadows in my work but this time I did to emphasize the strong back-lighting of sunset. The extraordinary geology of the rocks gave me licence to use my pattern making techniques to represent the tilted strata.


I used rollers and dabbers to spread out the ink then made marks with a cloth and other tools. I built up layers of over-lapping colous by printing serveral times. I incorporated textures by impressing inked up wallpaper and fabric. I also used paper stencils to make the crisp edges.


This original is shown here unmounted and unframed. Please get in touch to order it mounted and/or framed in oak. The messy edges you can see on some of the photos will be covered by the mount.

Guiding Light original monotype

  • Original hand made monotype unframed
  • Colour-fast inks on BFK Rives high quality cotton rag paper
  • Image size 51 x 74cm plus 2.5cm boarder all round
  • Signed on the front
  • It is very well packed flat in a spacious box on a strong board
  • Currently unframed and can be sent internationally.

  • Price double mounted and wrapped £725 plus p&p

  • Price framed in oak with double mount £850 plus delivery by art/antiques courier UK only. Approx framed size 78 x 100cm


UK shipping £15


International customers I currently ship to USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand . Go through the checkout to see the shipping cost. Please get in touch for other destinations.

Rebecca Vincent

The Hearth

Main Road



NE15 0NT


Phone 07717 256169

Photographs by Alun Calendar for Country Living and Kate Buckingham for Hexham Courant