Matthew Draper | Sound of Raasay
An Exhibition Catalogue to coincide with Draper's second solo exhibition at The Scottish Gallery: Sound of Raasay, a new collection of works in pastel resulting from numerous visits to the Isle of Skye.
'My fascination with the Island started some 23 years ago when I first moved to Scotland. It was the same year the Skye Bridge was opened. For some, the bridge was a controversial scheme, but nevertheless, it offered ease of access to the Island and meant that, on my first tentative trip exploring the West Coast of Scotland, it was relatively easy to make an unplanned extension to my journey.
For the first time I experienced the rugged, dramatic and varied landscape of this unique Island and regular trips have occurred year on year allowing me to further explore that particular wilderness.'