Sunday, May 25, 2008


OK! Firstly I am still alive.

Just a little side tracked by the complexities of life. Since the last post I've been to LA again to see my folks and took 20 students to Venice on a painting trip which was excellent.

I have been trying to amass a pile of work for my solo show in September at the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh. In the meantime there have been more than a few group shows which have swallowed up a lot of time and work.

The annual RSW (Royal Scottish Society for Painters in Watercolours) show in the Mound, Edinburgh is something I try not to miss, and as a result put a couple of new pieces in, one of which sold (oh on!).

The Carpenter, watercolour on Paper, 95.5 x 75.5cm

Funnily enough both pieces have a religious theme, not that I am particularly religious in any shape or form, but somehow its creeping into my work.

"...and the word was lost", watercolour on paper, 39 x 38cm

The painting above, the ripped poster, is a subject I am exploring fully at the moment. The use of lettering and graphic imagery is also starting to show face. There is much more to come. I promise not to let you wait so long the next time.


seth said...

The painting of the ripped poster is brilliant. You definitely captured its essence

Anonymous said...

Have just discovered your excellent blog (although the wide format does not make for easy reading). No wonder your paintings are achieving such acclaim.

Sadly, I don't seem able to get any further than the opening page of your website.

Michael Reid said...

Hi Angus, when is your solo show in Edinburgh?