Touching Distance

Touching Distance

It’s a strange world. I’m strange, you are strange, and the person next to you is strange. I mention this because we sometimes have the perception that everything strange is out there. Science Fiction and Fantasy adventures fuel this unease. Orcs, Goblins, Daleks and...
Moment in the sun

Moment in the sun

Catalogue introduction by Allan MacDonald | Moment in the Sun Where did this begin? Partly in 2019, when I was awarded the Balavoulin Art Grant, but really over 25 years ago when a friend returned home from Canada with a book called Silence and the Storm. Inside were...
The Sound of many waters

The Sound of many waters

This is a collection of paintings mainly sourced from a recent stay in Mangersta, on the South West corner of Lewis. The title is taken from text from both the Old and New Testament; the book of Ezekiel and the book of Revelation*. Why? Firstly, because it fits the...
Lunation

Lunation

Sometimes, when we acquire something new (lawn mower, camera, stove), the desire is to use it immediately without reading the instructions. It’s only later that we find ourselves returning to the manual for more meaningful guidance. I think painting can be a bit like...