Suilven III

40 x 50cm
Alexander Moffat OBE RSA

Watercolour on paper

From a series of studies of this distinctive mountain in the Scottish Highlands, employing different medium and depicting different light conditions from varying viewpoints.

‘The landscapes, or landmarks I‘m attracted to usually have some kind of emblematic potential…from my studio window I can see Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags, Calton Hill. The crags and rocks of Edinburgh speak of history and therefore confer identity….In Sutherland, Suilven…and in Italy, the Apuan Alps. These are perhaps my most pure landscapes…they don’t need people. And it is possible to make a landscape painting that carries additional meaning, as Poussin and Caspar David Friedrich demonstrated.’ – Alexander Moffat