John Bell Exhibition - A Portrait of Winter Nov 2014

Sketching at Abernyte (cropped)

EAS are delighted to host John Bell – A Portrait of Winter, a major exhibition by one of Scotland’s most distinctive and collectable artists.

A Portrait of Winter is a remarkable series of acutely observed studies of Scotland’s most spectacular season. Following John’s hugely successful 2012 exhibition Light of Two Seasons, this show focuses on the effects of a Scottish winter on the landscape. Working within the restricted colour palette dictated to him, John has captured the intimate character of the landscapes around his Carse of Gowrie home and at other favourite locations throughout Scotland. At times the minimalist snow covered compositions lead him towards a broader application than he is used to, but the results are arguably all the more convincing and effective for it. Yet when called upon he returns with apparent ease to the extraordinary levels of detail that have emphasised his remarkable talent and defined his style.

John’s relationship with the fields, hills and skies of Scotland seems sincere and deep, and perhaps his greatest talent lies in his ability to help us open our eyes to the magnificence which is all around us but too often taken for granted.

Born in 1972 and raised in Broughty Ferry, John studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (1989-93), and now lives in rural Perthshire. Since graduation John has staged a number of successful solo and group shows with well-known galleries in Scotland.

A selection of John’s paintings are available as limited edition prints

The exhibition runs from Saturday 1st November and daily except Sunday’s until Saturday 22nd November, and at other times by appointment. All works available for sale prior to exhibition opening.
MEET THE ARTIST SATURDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 12-3PM