There was a little bit of detective work finding the artist which involved twitter and contacting the owner of the website, but eventually contact was made and it turns out to be Elisabet d'Epenoux, who is based in Florida. I am delighted she has agreed to have her beautiful oil painting on the cover of my book. It evokes Patagonia so well, and also emphasises the ironic title.
Also, Seren have managed to procure extra funding from the Arts Council so that they can produce some uncorrected bound proofs. In a big publishing house these are produced as a matter of course, but with a small press this feels like a big privilege. Thank you Welsh Arts Council!