Glasgow Herald review: Elements of
beauty: New Ground
Scottish landscape painter Christopher Wood's work
has come on in leaps and bounds in the last few years. Working
from his studio in Dunbar, the east coast shoreline, the ebb
and flow of the tides and the Scottish elements have always
played a part in his work, but it has been infused with a
deep and vibrant colour that is imaginative as much as descriptive.
These days the work is taking a further turn with materials
like cloth, paper and enamel to create distinctive hybrids
between traditional oil painting and collage. The Scottish
landscape is still there, but a furrowed field or a sea cliff
might be captured in a ragged cloth edge instead of painterly
line, a sunset rendered in a piece of fraying canvas.
This exhibition, at the plush Bonham Hotel, is more than just
a chance to catch up on his work; the artist is offering 15
per cent of all sale proceeds to FareShare, the charity that
gives food, and health and nutrition advice to homeless people.
MOIRA JEFFREY, The Glasgow Herald, April
text ©Moira Jeffrey
Cold Moon Rising