Colour and nature are my main inspirations and I try to capture the essence and atmosphere of a landscape. To me colours are emotions that are conjured up by seeing a place in a particular light, at a particular time. I use the freedom of abstraction to create artistic interpretations of Scotland’s natural environment and geological form as affected by weather, seasons, history, manmade structures, crops, light and erosion.
My creative process involves working back through multiple layers of colour producing similarities to natural surfaces worn by the elements, revealing a previous layer, a story from before brought up to date. Through this process I aim to achieve depth in colour and texture, and to communicate my own visual experience of the richness and the complexity and interpretations of places visited and explored images..
Image - 'Provenance' 2014 oils on canvas 150 cm x150 cm
'Provenance' is currently showing at Edinburgh Drawing School Gallery
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Graeme Swanson : Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Graduate of Gray's School of Art Aberdeen .
Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Aberdeen Artists Society.
Currently creating a new series of paintings in my studio at WASPS, Leith, Edinburgh and at Edinburgh Printmakers
My work has been exhibited extensively throughout Scotland, in Florence, London, New York , as well as at art fairs in Chicago and Sydney and in public and private collections.
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