A love letter to Glasgow is an exhibition that I've been working on that was supposed to be happening this year in the Sogo gallery on the Saltmarket. With things being so uncertain, we've created a virtual exhibition so that my paintings can be seen. Hopefully in the future, when we are all safe and healthy the show can go on. Glasgow is my city. Brought up in Anderston, currently living in the Saltmarket, I've always been central. So most of these paintings are based around town and where I live. I suppose we all have our own Glasgow, and this is a bit of mine. Virtual Exhibition 2020
Glasgow's student scene is growing all the time . It's impossible to miss. On a foggy night, I liked how the colours and letters glowed over Albert Bridge, like the Hollywood sign in a scifi movie, but with the Victorian lights. Sometimes old and new mix well !
Glasgow people know how to enjoy themselves. This painting is the crowd I was part, of leaving The Queen concert (part of TRNSMT). Everyone had enjoyed the sun and left singing we are the champions. If you are loved in Glasgow, you know it !
The appeal of opposites attracted me to this image. The breakfast table in the background and the table looking like the end of an evening in the foreground. The casual jeans and the formal tablecloth . There is a freedom and beauty in the mixture.
The sun was shining, reminding me of Edward Hoppers' New York paintings. Waterloo is quite a wide street with old and new buildings and Central station at the end. It was mid morning, so only a few people around.