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.
In my paintings, multiple layers of colour are worked back 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 of the Scottish story and heritage. I also explore other media such as collographs where I use found organic objects to unfold the untold stories of the earth. The technique used in my screenprint / monoprints involves working with water based pastels directly onto the screen and creating a series of similar but unique images..
Image - 'Provenance' 2014 oils on canvas 150 cm x150 cm
Graeme Swanson : Born in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Graduate of Gray's School of Art Aberdeen .
Professional member of the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA) and Aberdeen Artists Society (AAS).
My work has been exhibited extensively throughout Scotland, in Florence, London, New York , as well as at art fairs in Chicago and Sydney
Currently creating a new series of paintings at WASPS, Albion Road, Edinburgh
For more information and images relating to current and upcoming exhibitions and classes please visit my blog in 'About 'Me' section.
New Y(Agora Gallery, New York, October
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