Calum McClure is a Scottish painter, who graduated in 2010 from Edinburgh College of Art and now lives in Glasgow. He won the Jolomo Painting Award in 2012, which was transformative for his career. Consistently since them, he has had solo exhibitions as well as bring included in numerous group shows. He showed a number of works in ‘Out of the Wood’, GroundWork’s second exhibition in 2016-17.
His work evokes atmospheres, especially through the representation of light, shadow and reflections. Some of his images are almost abstract, others quite clearly representational, produced from intense scrutiny of details of grounds and vistas, views from particular places all with their possibility for further imaginative exploration. He understands how paint can convey the poetry of suggestion with an almost breathlessly light touch. He is an artist who dreams as he sees and concentrates deeply as he paints, enabling others who view his work to be transported in a similar way. The images are positive, beautiful and lyrical, those of a precious environment to be nurtured and celebrated. calummcclure.com
Calum McClure os an accomplished printmaker, and for a number of years has been based at Glasgow Print Studio.
McClure is developing a contemporary approach to the study and experience both of wild and planted landscapes. His work is full of light, colour and reflection. As time goes on, Calum’s work has become more spare and abstract, less concerned with representation of lanscape and more about the atmosphere, with colour dominating.
McClure continues to exhibit with The Scottish Gallery and was an invited artist at the annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy in London in 2012. More recently he has been included in an exhibition of prints at the Royal Academy, London; had work in the major Scottish art societies’ annual exhibitions; along with having other work selected for the RA Summer Exhibition; most recently he has exhibited with Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester and shown two pieces with Flowers Gallery, London in their annual winter exhibition of small scale work.