To be a Scottish landscape painter you must enjoy a challenge: the challenge of finding your subject, often hard won in all weathers; the patience to endure long hours toiling in the studio; the confidence to know that what you create is both individual and important. In this new body of work Charles Simpson has challenged himself, the results forming his third exhibition with The Scottish Gallery, Scale.
Since the mid-1970s, Charles has gravitated towards the wild stretch of coastline between Mallaig and Arisaig. This quiet and remote corner of the country provides Charles with endless subject-matter. Charles captures the landscape with the skill of a painter who is deeply familiar with place and the confidence of an artist who enjoys the process of putting brush to canvas to capture the moment.
Charles can be included in a distinguished line of artists who have responded to the ever-changing beauty of Scotland’s west coast. For our considerable benefit, the torch is safe in the hands of an artist working at the height of his powers.
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Bunacaimbe, September View details
Bunacaimbe, Septemberoil on canvasH:80cm W:100cm£7,500Tubes View details
Tubesoil on canvasH:30cm W:40cmReservedCup of Carnations View details
Cup of Carnationsoil on canvas boardH:15cm W:15cm£75070s Coffee Cup View details
70s Coffee Cupoil on canvas boardH:15cm W:15cm£750Dark Cloud Passing View details
Dark Cloud Passingoil on canvasH:30cm W:40cm£2,000Small Island, Passing Gull View details
Small Island, Passing Gulloil on canvasH:80cm W:100cm£7,500Apples & Pear View details
Apples & Pearoil on canvas boardH:15cm W:15cm£750Squall View details