Reflections: New Paintings & Drawings
Calum McClure’s drawings and paintings depict country estates, cemeteries, national parks and formal gardens – places created for man’s solace and pleasure. Through a varied use of paint McClure explores the complexity of images taken from nature that at first look simple. The motif of reflection has become important in his work, challenging the viewer to think about what has been painted and the tactile nature of the painting process. McClure ignores the vista and focuses on atmospheric localities, places of contemplation and quiet. He considers moods particular to these localities, how and why we interact with them and seek them out.