We are delighted to present Transience, a new body of work by Duncan Shanks in his twelfth exhibition at The Scottish Gallery.
My subject is nature and the Transience of Nature. To find that which endures in that which fades. To paint not just the objects, not just the tree, the flower, the cloud and the bird, but how they move and change in time.
Recording this constant change, day after day, year after year, has determined my approach to painting, forcing me to find methods and procedures to deal with the dichotomy between the transient and the permanent. In my enclosed, riverside garden, I watch and note the continual cycle of loss and renewal.
Duncan Shanks, 2019
Hedge Parsley View details
Hedge Parsleyacrylic on paperH:16.5cm W:18cm£1,950Lush Growth View details
Lush Growthacrylic on paperH:19cm W:19.5cm£2,150Rainy Day View details
Rainy Dayacrylic on paperH:70cm W:69cm£5,750The Black Cloud Carries The Sun Away View details
The Black Cloud Carries The Sun Awayacrylic on paperH:67cm W:150cm£9,250Autumn River Crossford View details
Autumn River Crossford2019acrylic on paperH:18cm W:30.5cm£2,550Fast Water Crossford View details
Fast Water Crossford2019acrylic on paperH:20.5cm W:20.5cm£2,150Orange Riverbank Through Trees View details
Orange Riverbank Through Trees2019acrylic on paperH:29cm W:31cm£2,750Reflective Water View details