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29. Calum McClure

Moon Over The Tay

Estimate: £1,800 - 2,800

The Christmas Auction - Lot 29, Calum McClure, Moon Over The Tay

Signed (on the reverse)
Oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm.
Painted in 2018

Moon Over The Tay captures Port Allen's reed beds at dusk on the banks of the River Tay in Scotland.

Knowing the river since childhood, Calum McClure has chosen to paint the reed beds which are harvested for thatched roofs across the country. This is part of the artists ongoing series of nocturnes and responses to the river Tay.

Calum immerses himself in the landscape and in the artistic process of representing it. He believes paint can "convey the poetry of suggestion". Drawing on the great history of nocturnes, a term first coined by James Abbot McNeil Whistler, Calum's work depicts the magical hour where the veil of night covers the land and the mysticism of night time emerges. 

Calum says he "dreams as he sees", aiming to transport viewers to a similar place of quiet consideration tinged with the excitement of the extraordinary.  

His lyrical, beautiful paintings often hover between abstraction and representation and are a celebration of the precious natural environment.

Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, 2010.

Awards: Winner of the Jolomo Painting Award, 2011. Prizewinner at W Gordon Smith Award for Painting.

Recent Group Exhibitions: Sussex Landscapes, Jeremey Gardiner & Calum Mcclure, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester 2019. The Scottish Gallery. The Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London. Print Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London. Annual Winter Exhibition of Small Scale Work, Flowers Gallery, London.


The Christmas Auction - Lot 29, Calum McClure, Moon Over The Tay

07 Dec Dec 07

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU