34 brand new original oil paintings
on display FROM SATURDAY 21 MAY 2022
94 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh, EH10 4BY
0131 447 3041 | email@example.com
For over 20 years, the rugged coastlines and dramatic skies of Scotland have been the inspiration for my paintings. For my latest body of work I decided to reflect on what exactly has sustained this interest. One word came to mind: Awe.
The concept of awe seems to be a profound spiritual impulse invoking feelings of both grand appreciation and an element of fear or apprehension. It is the intimidating nature of the expanse which separates awe from the mere beauty of a landscape. Awe can invoke an instinct to imitate. Some landscapes and vistas make us draw in a deep breath. Is it to make us larger or taller in posture in the presence of something grand?
In the production of this latest series of paintings I attempt to imitate the sublime, to outwardly project through painting, my deep intake of breath.
A SHORT FILM ABOUT The work
I made this film in order to describe the background to the exhibition theme, my ideas and approach. I hope you enjoy watching it!
'View from Suilven' | 60 x 60cm | Oil on linen
'Formation Study I' | 30 x 30cm | Oil on linen
'Formation Study III' | 30 x 30cm | Oil on linen