The Riverbank – A Landscape of Sorrow and Hope

28 July 2022 - 27 August 2022

Riverbank

acrylic on paper
H:47.5cm W:76cm
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Source

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:87cm
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Moon

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:100cm
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Sunrise III

acrylic on paper
H:21.5cm W:42cm
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Midnight

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:100cm
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Storm

acrylic on paper
H:27.5cm W:28.5cm
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Sunrise I

acrylic on paper
H:40cm W:40cm
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Sunrise II

acrylic on paper
H:18.5cm W:20cm
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Hazy Sun

acrylic on paper
H:47.5cm W:53cm
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Mist

acrylic on paper
H:20cm W:31cm
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Winter Sun

acrylic on paper
H:21cm W:49cm
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Night Owl

acrylic on paper
H:91cm W:106cm
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Shadows

acrylic on paper
H:55.5cm W:76cm
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Full Moon

acrylic on paper
H:45.5cm W:70cm
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Riverbank Path

acrylic on paper
H:56cm W:76cm
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Mist at Sunrise

acrylic on paper
H:76cm W:102cm
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Red Sky

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H:49.5cm W:70cm
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Snow Flakes

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H:52cm W:75.5cm
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Doves at Dusk

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H:70cm W:95cm
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Petal Fall

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H:102.5cm W:153cm
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Damson Blossom

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H:80cm W:121cm
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Wild Roses

acrylic on paper
H:56cm W:76cm
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Summer Garden

acrylic on paper
H:59cm W:70cm
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Summer Bank

acrylic on paper
H:56cm W:76cm
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Night Garden

acrylic on paper
H:122cm W:153cm
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Raindrops

acrylic on paper
H:56cm W:70.5cm
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Flourish Best Untamed

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H:122cm W:153cm
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Overgrown

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H:122cm W:153cm
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Flood Water

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:100cm
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Winter River

acrylic on paper
H:57cm W:76cm
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Sun on the Water

acrylic on paper
H:80cm W:102cm
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Autumn

acrylic on paper
H:56cm W:76cm
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Wet Weather

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:94.5cm
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High Water

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:83cm
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Buzzard

acrylic on paper
H:51.5cm W:76cm
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Spate I

acrylic on paper
H:39cm W:52cm
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Spate II

acrylic on paper
H:39cm W:52cm
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Downpour

acrylic on paper
H:33.5cm W:44cm
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Flowing Fast

acrylic on paper
H:80cm W:121cm
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Flotsam and Jetsam I

acrylic on paper
H:35cm W:34.5cm
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Flotsam and Jetsam II

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H:20cm W:20cm
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Stranded

acrylic on paper
H:28cm W:21cm
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Riverside Tree

acrylic on paper
H:15cm W:17cm
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After the Flood

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H:76.5cm W:122cm
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Autumn Drift

acrylic on paper
H:122cm W:76.5cm
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Sun Burst

acrylic on paper
H:122cm W:153cm
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Drift in Time

acrylic on paper
H:58cm W:76.5cm
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Last Leaf

acrylic on paper
H:122cm W:122cm
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Snow and Ice

acrylic on paper
H:56cm W:72.5cm
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Autumn River

acrylic on paper
H:55.5cm W:56cm
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Last Leaves

acrylic on paper
H:39.5cm W:40cm
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The Offering

acrylic on paper
H:36.5cm W:36.5cm
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Hanging Garden

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:70cm
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Barrier

acrylic on paper
H:70cm W:79.5cm
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Frozen River

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H:77cm W:56cm
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Ice on the River

acrylic on paper
H:78.5cm W:70.5cm
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Sun

acrylic and collage on paper
H:41.5cm W:36cm
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Reflections

acrylic on paper
H:61cm W:57cm
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Ice

acrylic on paper
H:63cm W:56cm
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Blown in the Wind

acrylic on paper
H:50cm W:70cm
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Moonlight

acrylic on paper
H:35cm W:100cm
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Return of the Sun

acrylic on paper, three panels each
H:100cm W:70cm
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Sun Burst, Study

mixed media on paper
H:23cm W:27cm
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Frost Moon

mixed media on paper
H:20.2cm W:25.5cm
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Night River

mixed media on paper
H:28cm W:27cm
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Duncan Shanks

Meet the Artist

Born: 1937
Place of Birth: Airdrie

Duncan Shanks was born in Airdrie and studied at Glasgow School of Art where he later lectured. He draws his subjects and inspiration from the countryside around his home in the Clyde Valley. Strong colour and richly applied paint chart the changing seasons and the forces imminent in nature. His works also examine the perennial tasks and practices of traditional rural life.

‘Duncan Shanks is a committed and self-aware modernist. Nevertheless he chose from the beginning of his career the apparently old-fashioned idiom of landscape… his pictures reach beyond abstraction to achieve, in his own words, “a fusion of the actual and the abstract.’”‘
– Duncan MacMillan


Duncan Shanks will be the subject of a major new exhibition The Riverbank – A Landscape of Sorrow and Hope as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival 2022.


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