Art Review: The Scottish Show 2012 @ Lloyds Club

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 77 months ago
Art Review: The Scottish Show 2012 @ Lloyds Club
Goerge Birrell, East Haven. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Goerge Birrell, East Haven. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Andrew Hood, Rush Hour on the Cote d'Azur. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Andrew Hood, Rush Hour on the Cote d'Azur. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Andrew George, Ben Nevis. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Andrew George, Ben Nevis. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Barbara Redpath, Two Figures on Horseback. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
Barbara Redpath, Two Figures on Horseback. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
John Mackechnie RSA, Moving Target X. Courtesy Panter and Hall.
John Mackechnie RSA, Moving Target X. Courtesy Panter and Hall.

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.

The Scottish Show 2012 by Panter and Hall is on display at Lloyds Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP until 18 May. Entrance is free but limited to 8.30am-1pm and 3-6pm.

Last Updated 06 March 2012