Northern Ireland Landscapes

A Magical place 

Ireland is a magical land and along the north coast are many stunning landscapes. 

Included in this ancient landscape is Slemish Mountain, a resting volcano where  St Patrick spent his childhood. 

This image of Slemish won numerous international awards and was selected by the TATE Gallery Time Life for inclusion in the book “The worlds greatest Black and White Photography” 

Roy takes up the story ... “It was first light and the snow had just stopped falling. I noticed the open gate a field away from the road so I tramped across and set up the tripod to frame it against the mountain. Unexpectedly, out of the ditch where it had been  sheltering overnight, a curious sheep appeared. I didn’t move a muscle. Gradually, the rest of the flock followed to look the strange new appearance in their landscape. Hardly daring to breathe, I captured the shot.

Suddenly, a sheep in the middle spooked and the flock scattered in all directions. 

The shot of a lifetime.”  



Our Premises at 2 Mill Square, Raceview Mill are re-open after covid.

our work may be also be viewed and purchased at the Raceview gallery at 9 mill Road, raceview mill.

email roy@portfolio-gallery for more information.


The artist

Roy McKeown has been awarded a Fellowship (the highest accolade) by no less than six art organisations including the Royal Photographic Society in Bath where he was a Fellowship Judging panel member for 10 years. 

Roy’s work has twice been auctioned in Bonham’s Fine Art Auction house in London.

He holds the Patrick Lichfield Award for creativity, presented at Hampton Court Palace.

Roy is also an accomplished oil painter and is the founder and Chairman of the registered charity Artworks NI.  


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