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Charlie Scott

Charlie Scott creates oil paintings inspired by the landscape in Co. Donegal.  He does not attempt to reinterpret the landscape in its entirety but express it through a poetic consolidation of imagery. He considers oil painting as an excavation process, a medium in which one can unearth and recover fragments of memory. Growing up amongst the silent bog land, lakes and halted railway lines below Mt Errigal in Co. Donegal, he is interested in the spiritual or reviving qualities of nature. Devoid of the ‘charged’ nature of today’s rash visual world, his paintings offer a slower more spiritual response to the landscape. Adding and scraping back layers of paint, he values the tactile experience of...

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