Amongst the Clouds

Matthew Draper

02 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016

The Scottish Gallery is delighted to host an exhibition of new work by Matthew Draper, the first time we have worked with the artist. If there are concerns about the skills and imagination inherent in the adventure of drawing being lost to a generation of art school graduates, Draper’s ambition and achievement in the medium of pastel is both exciting and reassuring. In this body of work he reveals the gentle collision of mountain and cloud, celebrates the smoky beauty of Edinburgh in the gloaming and explores and revisits the romantic vision of the late eighteenth century romantic landscape painter Alexander Nasmyth.

As the Haar Snakes In
As the Haar Snakes In
pastel on paper
W:169cm H:113cm