Scott McDougall’s art practice spans an impressive four decades. Since beginning his career in Queensland, Scott has travelled extensively, capturing intimate moments across the globe. His highly refined painting techniques allow Scott to not only capture a picture perfect scene but the mood and the people. He truly captures life as it is with his careful choice of subject matter. Viewing his paintings you can feel the streaming sunshine, see the cracks in the pavement and be surrounded by busy streets.
His paintings reflect his passion for colour, texture and formal composition, and the excitement of travelling to new countries. He is interested in the dislocation of European architecture to foreign lands, such as Cuba and Vietnam, and the dramatic contrasts between the buildings, both grand and humble, and the people that inhabit them. Crumbling render, faded pigments, verdigris, scrapes and scratches – the buildings scar tissue that stand witness to moments in time and history are the starting points for weaving narrative into his paintings.
Scott’s recent relocation to the TweedValley after spending a lifetime living in urban cities has inspired a new direction for his compositions and palette as he is now surrounded by green rolling hills and lush mountain ranges – very different to the man-made city environment.
In his first exhibition with Lethbridge Gallery this August Scott has included a series of paintings dealing with his new location, and will show a collection of works contrasting the beauty found both in the man-made and natural environments.
For more information about Scott McDougall’s upcoming exhibition please contact Carly on 0414 943 485 or email@example.com
‘Land Marks – here and there’
Exhibition runs 16-28 August 2014
at Lethbridge Gallery 136 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington Qld
Opening drinks from 3-5pm on Saturday 16 August 2014
Preview catalogue at www.lethbridgegallery.com