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Alison McWhirter

Alison McWhirter

Over the past two decades, Alison McWhirter has consolidated her position as arguably the most gifted artist among the younger generation of New Scottish Colourists, producing works of irresistible allure. She enjoys significant and well-deserved renown at home and abroad for her highly original still life paintings; her range of diverse landscape motifs; her bold, compelling abstracts; and, most recently, her ground-breaking series of reclining nudes. Paintings in all these categories are exuberant in their colouring, technically innovative, and compositionally daring. In them there is a palpable tension between depiction and abstraction; between what is observed and what is imagined; what is seen and what is felt. In 2021, emphasising that her paintings are concerned with “pure feeling”, she wrote that she was “striving to get at the beauty in the things that surround us, to that which elevates us beyond reason”. Her deceptively modest compositions - in inverse proportion to th... [more]

Alison McWhirter Midsummer Peonies

Alison McWhirter

Midsummer Peonies

Oil

Alison McWhirter Peonies in a Black Vase

Alison McWhirter

Peonies in a Black Vase

Oil

Alison McWhirter Wild Flowers, Roses & Peonies

Alison McWhirter

Wild Flowers, Roses & Peonies

Oil

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