Watercolour on paper
‘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
Alexander Moffat (k.a. Sandy Moffat) is considered one of Europe’s foremost 20th and 21st century portraitists. It’s an honour to be presenting these landscape works in the artist’s ‘late style’ .
As our public galleries gradually reopen, you may also enjoy spending time with Moffat’s work in one of many public collections:
City Art Centre, Edinburgh; Democratic Left Scotland; Dundee Art Galleries and Museums Collections, Scotland; Kirkcaldy Galleries, Fife, Scotland; Museum of the Isle of Skye; Òran Mór, Glasgow; Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow; Richard Demarco Archive; Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, Bournemouth, UK; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; Saltire Society, Scotland; Orkney Museum, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands; University of Edinburgh; Yale Centre for British Art, Connecticut USA. His work is also held in private collections internationally.