This work bears the hallmark of Sandy's former profession as an architect; drawing based on, and generally of, buildings and people in the landscape or townscape, exploring the bright colours of the setting.
Following his very successful 'Coast/lines' exhibition at Alchemist Gallery, August - September 2020, we continue to sell some originals by Sandy, and a wide selection of his prints; swipe or click on any image to buy, or for more information.
The work in Coast/lines was inspired by the coastal towns and villages of Scotland – picturesque settlements located in some instances in the most inhospitable environments; on narrow ledges between towering cliffs and unforgiving sea. Perhaps as an antidote to this hardship, punctuated with occasional days of breath-taking beauty, a tradition of colourful buildings has evolved and is being maintained to this day. Tourism has fortunately halted the decline caused by the loss of employment in fishing, and a strong community fellowship still exists.
"My work, including paintings from visits to Italy and other parts of Britain, has been exhibited in galleries in Edinburgh, St Andrews, Lochgilphead, and locally, with a first solo show in Forres. Coast/lines, was even nearer to home, in Dingwall. I hope to show here again in 2022".