Barry McGlashanBorn: 1974
Place of Birth: Aberdeen
Born and raised in Aberdeen on the North East coast of Scotland, Barry McGlashan studied painting at Grays School of Art graduating in 1996 with first class honours. In 1998 he returned to Grays School of Art where he continued to teach in the drawing and painting department until 2005 when he left teaching to pursue painting full-time.
In 2001 he was awarded The Alastair Salvesen Scholarship through The Royal Scottish Academy which allowed him to travel in The United States for 3 months. Since that time he has continued to travel extensively in America, a country which continues to fascinate him and influence his work.
The world Barry McGlashan creates in his paintings ranges from the intimate to the monumental, not only in the variety of his subject but in his ability to capture on the largest or smallest canvas an interest with humans, with landscape and with a story. His knowledge of literature and art history informs his practice and he revels in producing scenes which beguile and intrigue in equal measure. Each painting is visualised as a stage set, perfectly orchestrated by a master auteur. McGlashan is insistent on the viewer playing their part and rather than giving away the whole plot we enter the narrative at a moment of the director’s choosing, invited to draw our own conclusions on an evolving story.
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The Lighthouse View details
The Lighthouseoil on panelH:61cm W:61cm£5,800The Philosophers View details
The Philosophersoil on canvas over panelH:30.5cm W:40.6cm£3,300Barry in his Aberdeen studio View details
The Sound View details
The Soundoil on canvasH:34.2cm W:44.5cmSoldA Garden in Winter View details
A Garden in Winteroil on panelH:20cm W:24.1cmSoldThe Source View details
The Sourceoil on canvasH:45cm W:35cmSoldModern Cosmology (Man at The Shore) View details
Modern Cosmology (Man at The Shore)oil on canvasH:30.5cm W:36.8cmSoldDefoe's Window View details
Defoe's Windowoil on paperH:27.9cm W:34.2cmSoldNorthern Reach View details
Northern Reachoil on panelH:10cm W:15.2cmSoldLand of Mist and Snow View details
Land of Mist and Snowoil on canvas over panelH:40.6cm W:30.5cmSoldThe Floating World View details
The Floating Worldoil on panelH:50.8cm W:40.6cmSoldFrom the Rock View details
From the Rockoil on panelH:50.8cm W:40.6cmSoldFlemish Artist View details
Flemish Artistconte on paperH:29.2cm W:19.8cmSoldThe Wave View details
The Waveoil on panelH:61cm W:71cmSoldHermit View details
Hermitconte on paperH:29.2cm W:19.8cmSoldPortrait of The Unknown Author View details
Portrait of The Unknown Authoroil on paperH:31.7cm W:27.9cmSoldWood Gatherer (ii) View details
Wood Gatherer (ii)oil on panelH:30.5cm W:25.4cmSoldBirdcatcher View details
Birdcatcherconte on paperH:38.1cm W:30.5cmSoldFisher Widow View details
Fisher Widowconte on paperH:38.1cm W:30.5cmSoldPurgatorio View details
Purgatoriooil on canvasH:94cm W:94cmSoldThe Commission II View details
The Commission II2019oil on panelH:7.5cm W:7.5cmSoldThe Commission I View details
The Commission I2019oil on panelH:7.5cm W:7.5cmSoldOwl View details
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