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malize mcbride


stormy Uluru

stormy Uluru

Ayer's rock on a rare occasion when engulfed by stormy weather

Original
Acrylic on canvas
71cm x 102cm

Introduction

I am principally a landscape artist. I make paintings in oil and in watercolour, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash, and also make abstract monoprints that refer to landforms and geological processes.

My work ranges in scale from very large oils on canvas to small sketches; my watercolours are mostly large and loosely painted using very large brushes. I go on long trips painting, sketching and taking photographs, all of which feed into my later work in the studio.

I use a variety of techniques including watercolour, monoprint and video, and my work often incorporates graphite rubbings of rock and other natural surfaces.

 

 

Statement

 

I am principally a landscape artist. I make paintings in oil and in watercolour, and drawings in pencil, ink and wash, and also make abstract monoprints that refer to landforms and geological processes.

My work ranges in scale from very large oils on canvas to small sketches; my watercolours are mostly large and loosely painted using very large brushes. I go on long trips painting, sketching and taking photographs, all of which feed into my later work in the studio.

I love being out in high, wild and remote areas. I have visited Antarctica, Central Australia and Greenland but now I work mainly in Scotland, especially the North and West. I am interested in geology and how this influences the topography but most of all I respond to the huge skies and empty spaces of the north. I am increasingly aware of the fragility of this landscape, and feel my paintings are becoming not only emotional responses to a view but also a form of record of it. 

I work in a variety of media including watercolour, graphite, vinyl text, monoprint and oil, and often incorporate graphite rubbings of rock and other natural surfaces.

 

Biography

2011Master of Fine Arts, Edinburgh College of Art
1971Fellow of the Library Association
1967MA Hons modern languages, St Andrews university

  

Studied drawing and painting with the Open College of Art for seven years before completing a 2 year MFA course with Art Space Nature at Edinburgh College of Art. I now work from my studio outside Aberfeldy in Perthshire.