This piece is the first in a series inspired by my recent trip to Ireland. Depicted is the cathedral of The Rock of Cashel, a set of ruins dating to the 12th century. My goal was to capture the lively spirit of the location; one can only imagine the history its seen! So I chose to use a raw canvas and flowing lines to depict the gritty spirit of the structure. In addition, depicted is a single crow, with crows now are the only regular visitors to what was once the center of the community.

- Sumner Crenshaw

The Rock

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

20" h x 16" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



Sumner Crenshaw
Frederick, Maryland

Getting to Know Sumner

Sumner Crenshaw infuses her work with movement, lines and varying degrees of color. She currently lives in Maryland and finds inspiration in the work of Salvador Dali. Her goal is to keep exploring the minimalist, narrative surrealism she's been moving toward.