Christopher Wood RSW
CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH ARTIST
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Glasgow Herald review: Elements of beauty: New Ground

The popular 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 29 2004

text ©Moira Jeffrey 2004

New Ground
New Ground

Sunset
Sunset

Cold Moon Rising
Cold Moon Rising

Edge
Edge