A Family Affair | December 2020


Frances Macdonald and Ross Ryan, mother and son, are original painters who share much beyond their genes. Both look at the landscape and like to work directly in front of the subject. Both use oil paint and other media, drawing with the brush or palette knife to make urgent, swift marks that capture the fleeting effects and drama of changing weather. They also share Crinan where the Ryan family have run The Crinan Hotel since the mid-seventies, from where Ryan left for school, then art school and extensive travel.

Explore Frances Macdonald's work within the exhibition here.

Explore Ross Ryan's work within the exhibition here.

We hope you enjoy these short films to coincide with the exhibition.