Christopher Wood RSW
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Scottish Art In The Year 2000

Sea Fishing
Sea Fishing
The East Lothian village of Stenton may be quiet but there are plenty of bright lights in its new exhibition of landscapes, writes Elizabeth Mahoney...

...Much of the work is intimately connected to place, about half to dramatically different Scottish locations, many others to places further afield...

The works that most stand out, however, are the paintings that free themselves from place, from the known or easily imagined landscape in some way. The terrain that Christopher Wood conjures in Sea Fishing might feel familiar, but his approach is flamboyantly abstract. In the midst of fields and an easily recognisable horizon and shoreline, sit wild fizzes of colour, like liquorice allsorts or sweet pebbles.

© Elizabeth Mahoney
The Scotland on Sunday, 23rd January 2000