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
Enclosed Garden View details
Enclosed Gardenacrylic on paperH:76cm W:99cmSoldInto the Garden - Shall we Follow? View details
Into the Garden - Shall we Follow?acrylic on paperH:70cm W:100cm£7,250Sun Dance View details
Sun Danceacrylic on paperH:70cm W:100cm£7,250After Rain View details
After Rainacrylic on paperH:70cm W:91cmSoldWild Roses View details
Wild Rosesacrylic on paperH:122cm W:135cmSoldHedge Parsley View details
Hedge Parsleyacrylic on paperH:16.5cm W:18cm£1,950Bees and Butterflies View details
Bees and Butterfliesacrylic on paperH:20cm W:20cm£2,150Butterflies and Buddleias View details