Scott McDougall: “I have been chasing beauty in my art in one form or another for most of my painting life.
I find it in the smallest of things – a curling arabesque of flaking paint, the soft fold of fabric, colour slowly leaching from an ancient wall, fine cracks lacing a rendered wall, verdigris, scrapes and scratches. It’s all scar tissue that stand witness to moments in time and history. Using this as a starting point I weave a narrative into my paintings.
My paintings reflect my passion for colour, texture and formal composition, and the excitement of travelling to new countries. I am interested in the dislocation of European architecture to foreign lands and the dramatic contrasts between the buildings, both grand and humble, and the people that inhabit them”.
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