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Charles Monteith Walker at Eduardo Alessandro Studios

Posted onMay 3, 2014

Charles Monteith Walker at Eduardo Alessandro Studios

Charles Monteith Walker at Eduardo Alessandro Studios

Coming up this week we have an interview with the artist whose exhibition opened today.

Born in Falkirk, 1957, Charles studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, between 1978 and 1982, under such artistic luminaries as Alberto Morrocco and David McClure.

During visits to Italy, Spain and Portugal, Charles was inspired by the warmth of light and rich colour provided by the towns and landscapes of the Mediterranean, which lead to the creation of his unique signature style and distinctive palette. Today ‘Monteith’ is widely regarded as one of Scotlands most original and creative landscape painters.

Since the mid 1990?s, Charles’ work has become increasingly bolder in both colour and composition, mixing imagery, symbols and shapes from a variety of different sources both geographically and historically. His versatile approach to subject matter allows him to move easily from representational landscape and still life to imaginative, vibrantly coloured stylised compositions all crafted in thick layers of oil paint giving his works a strong, sculptural quality.

The last 20 years has seen Charles producing a remarkable body of work which is highly distinctive in style and inspired by both Scottish and Mediterranean landscapes. His work is held in private and corporate collections in the United Kingdom and overseas and he is now regarded as one of our most original contemporary Scottish artists at the forefront of the New Colourist trend in Scottish Art.


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