Suilven VI

40 x 40cm
Alexander Moffat OBE RSA


Acrylic on paper

From a series of 12 studies of this mountain in the Scottish Highlands from varying viewpoints, employing different medium, capturing Scotland’s distinctive light and its effects on the land.

‘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