My Uncle Bill has an exhibition at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh. William Irvine was born in Scotland and went to Glasgow School of Art. He lived in London as a young artist and then moved to Maine where he has been for the best part of fifty years. This is the first exhibition he has had in Scotland since he was a student.
His subject matter is the ocean and the sky he encounters every day. His approach is bold, yet poetic. He builds up the image with layers of modulated colour which give off strong moods. I particularly like the ones that show square clouds and splits in the sky. They could foretell storms ahead or they could hint at glimpses beyond the seen world.