Calum McClure is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in Glasgow. He is an artist who immerses himself in his surroundings and the artistic process of representing them. He understands how paint can convey the poetry of suggestion and is absorbed in the infinite possibilities of the medium. His work evokes atmospheres, especially through the representation of light, shadow and reflections. Some of his images are almost abstract, others quite clearly representational, produced through intense scrutiny of details in the landscape and vistas, views from particular vantage points all with their possibility for further imaginative exploration. He is an artist who dreams as he sees and concentrates deeply as he paints, enabling others who view his work to be transported in a similar way. The images are positive, beautiful and lyrical, those of a precious environment to be nurtured and celebrated.
Born 1987 in Edinburgh, lives and works in Glasgow
Education: Edinburgh College of Art, Drawing and Painting, 2010
Solo exhibitions: Sussex Landscapes, Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester, 2019. In These Places, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018. Somewhere Becoming Rain, Glasgow Print Studio, 2018. Generations of Colour, Tatha Gallery, Newport-on-Tay, 2017. Monotype, Glasgow Print Studio, 2016. Nocturnes and Botanics, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2016
Selected Group Exhibitions: From The Sublime to the Concrete The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018. Good Nature, Candida Stevens, Chichester, West Sussex, 2017. Spring - Looking At The New, Candida Stevens, Chichester, West Sussex, 2017. Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, London, 2017
Awards: 2020, Jerwood Printmaking Today Prize - shortlist. 2016, W. Gordon Smith Award - runner up. 2011, The Jolomo Bank of Scotland Award for Landscape Painting
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