UA-43066659-1
 2011-12
 Paintings/ Backgrounds

  
To serve as a background for a picture (1), oil on card, 18.5 x 13 cm. Private collection



To serve as a background for a picture (2), oil on card, 18.5 x 13 cm. Private collection

 
The scenery of a fairy dream, oil on canvas, 26 x 17 cm. Private collection



 Untitled,
oil on mount board, 10.5 x1 6.5 cm. Private collection




   To look for the scene itself, oil on paper, 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Private collection



   Landscape Setting, oil on paper, 17.5 x 11.5 cm. Private collection


  Untitled, oil on canvas, 28 x 22.5 cm 


A series of paintings which draws upon and reworks eighteenth and nineteenth-century Scottish landscape painting, removing any figures or traces of material presence.

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‘Landscapes can be deceptive. Sometimes a landscape seems to be less a setting for the life of its inhabitants than a curtain behind which their struggles, achievements and accidents takes place. For those who are behind the curtain, landmarks are no longer only geographic but also biographical and personal.’
– John Berger, A Fortunate Man (Vintage, 1997)