Lost in Wonder

Robert Macmillan

04 Mar 2020 - 28 Mar 2020

We welcome Robert Macmillan's second solo exhibition with The Gallery. Macmillan has been working continuously since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee in 1997 and has quietly emerged as a serious contributor to Scottish landscape painting. Macmillan lists the Tonalists as well as Turner as major influences on his work, but his paintings can also be read in the context of a north-east tradition in Scottish painting. While his work seldom represents a specific locality, Macmillan gathers his subject matter by walking from his home in Broughty Ferry, now often accompanied by his young family.

A little further afield he visits Lunan Bay, Tentsmuir Beach and West Sands near St Andrews, deeply familiar places where he allows himself to absorb the particular atmosphere derived from the ever-changing weather and seasons. As he walks he observes the changing light, the nuances of cloud, the effect of sun on water, mist lingering in the morning or a haar rolling in from the North Sea. Click here to read more about Robert's studio practice and inspirations.

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