Having painted and drawn all my life I became a mature student at Glasgow School of Art and graduated with a BA in Fine Art. I also qualified as a teacher and spent many years teaching Art in a Special School.
Now retired from teaching I can concentrate on painting.
I paint in Oils, Acrylics and Gouache, sometimes mixing media.
It is important to get out and about, observing through sketching .
Once a sketch is established in the sketch book it is adapted and used as elements and sources for the paintings.
I love working with layers of expressive and calligraphic brush strokes, transferring the energies of life surrounding us here on the shore line.
Natural or man made world makes no difference as long as it is enjoyable to create from it.
Sketches come from my surroundings, I never lose the importance of observation.
Retirement has meant even more time given to painting and sketching.
I sketch wherever I find inspiration but tend to do my painting in my studio. My studio has been upgraded so I have now moved into it all year round.
Almost all the paintings on the site are for sale
Prices vary from £60 to £965
Paintings are sometimes on paper, sometimes on canvas and on board.
Sizes vary from 30 cms x 30 cms to 90 cms x 90 cms.
If you would like any information regarding costs please email using the contact button below or to Graham@grahammclachlan.co.uk
Paintings can be posted anywhere in the world.
Paper and unstretched canvas will be rolled and sent in cardboard tubes.
Stretched canvas and paintings on board will be sent in cardboard boxes.
Prices for posting will be discussed with the buyer.