Scotland is home to majestic sweeping landscapes and a beautiful coastline. It’s surprising that with such inspiration on their doorstep the art world is not replete with Scottish painters. Panter and Hall are seeking to address this imbalance by displaying the works of several contemporary Scottish artists in the refined setting of the Lloyds Club in the City.
The Scottish Show 2012 has a strong focus on landscape paintings, but there are a number of modern art paintings and installations, including the wiry animal sculptures of Joseph Paxton that invite admiration from all angles.
The artists have clearly taken inspiration from various sources including the impressionists and, in some cases, Picasso’s blue period. But they have added a modern twist to their paintings creating an engaging fusion of styles. The highlight of the exhibition has to be the snowy landscapes by Andrew George, which are so exquisitely detailed that they might even put Canaletto to shame.
This display may not be on everyone’s cultural radar but it’s definitely worth seeking out. All works are available to purchase.