We present an exhibition curated by Robin McClure Art and Industry-Ardrossan to Millport, David McClure RSA, RSW (1926-1998). This exhibition features selected works on paper from the 1950s.
'In his mature work David McClure is best known for his colourful, painterly still lifes and flower-pieces, his subject pictures of children's dreams or religious figures and later his nudes and studio interiors. Landscapes too were are a well-known part of his work, inspired by harbour scenes from the East Neuk of Fife or the East Coast fishing villages above Dundee and in later years he produced lyrical coastal landscapes of north-west Sutherland.
The bulk of this exhibition however comes from two spells of painting in the 1950s from two very different locations, both the result of awards the artist received following his graduation from Edinburgh College of Art in 1951 and his post-graduate year and Travelling Scholarship. The first group from 1954 comes from a period painting at Shell Petroleum’s refinery at Ardrossan in Ayrshire, while the second is from the winter of 1955/6 when he was painting on Millport on the small island of Great Cumbrae on the Clyde.' Robin McClure, 2019.
View of Refinery, Ardrossan View details
View of Refinery, Ardrossan1954gouacheH:38cm W:52cm£2,350Overhead Pipelines and Railway Shed, Ardrossan View details
Overhead Pipelines and Railway Shed, Ardrossan1954gouacheH:31cm W:45cmSoldTanks and Barrels, Ardrossan II View details
Tanks and Barrels, Ardrossan II1954gouacheH:38cm W:42cm£1,850Road around a Hillside, Millport View details
Road around a Hillside, Millport1956gouacheH:54cm W:76cm£3,750Interesting Wall, Millport II View details
Interesting Wall, Millport II1956gouacheH:56cm W:71cm£3,750Dark Hill, Millport, 1955 View details
Dark Hill, Millport, 1955gouacheH:57cm W:77cm£3,750Paddle Steamer, Millport, 1956 View details
Paddle Steamer, Millport, 1956gouacheH:56cm W:76cm£2,850Jug and Mug at the Window, Millport View details
Jug and Mug at the Window, Millport1955pen and washH:58cm W:46cm£2,500Hedgerow Gatherings on the Dresser, Millport View details