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
Autumn Cherry View details
Autumn Cherryacrylic on paperH:49.5cm W:94cm£5,500Dusk View details
Duskacrylic on paperH:78cm W:70cm£6,150Ice on the River View details
Ice on the Riveracrylic on paperH:75cm W:99cm£7,350The White Cloud View details
The White Cloudacrylic on paperH:99cm W:136cmSoldThe Black Cloud Carries The Sun Away View details
The Black Cloud Carries The Sun Awayacrylic on paperH:67cm W:150cm£9,250Thunder Storm View details
Thunder Stormacrylic on paperH:56cm W:150cm£8,750The Storm's Centre View details
The Storm's Centreacrylic on paperH:69cm W:69cmSoldA Storm of Birds View details