About Graham R McLachlan
There are no upcoming events
Painting is like a risky adventure: sometime frustrating, sometimes exciting, always stretching. I like immediacy and a quick response in order to try to gather an essence. The process is to maintain that immediacy of sketching, adapting and eventually making and maintaining the finished piece.
My paintings are representations of responses to patterns, shapes, colours and contrasting textures that take my eye. The decision to sketch something is triggered by these things but the subject matter does not dominate the final outcome.
I start drawing with a Chinese calligraphic brush on a flat canvas. The drawings come from my sketch books or from my head, landscapes and groups of figures.
I then start to paint between the lines, onto the lines and over the lines, adding more colours. From here the adventure begins. Where the journey takes me may still represent the start of the painting or it may not.
The point of completion may arrive early or late. What I am looking for is a painting which reveals itself gradually over time.
The painting has a life of its own."
Graham is a graduate from Glasgow School of Art.