Jonathan Shearer - contemporary Painting

Jonathan
Shearer
United Kingdom
born on: 
19 Apr, 1970
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education: 

1995- 1996 : Cyprus College of Art : Postgraduate Diplom: Painting & Drawing
1989 - 1993 : Gray School of Art, Robert Gordons University, Aberdeen (Scotland) : BA (Hons) Painting & Drawing

exhibition(s): 

2018: "Highland Journeys", Strathearn Gallery (Crieff, Scotland)
2017: "The Spring Show" - Resipole Studios - Acharacle (Argyll, Scotland))
2017: Own exhibition, Lochcarron Gallery, Lochcarron (Scotland)
2016: "Mixed Summer Exhibition", Castle Gallery, Inverness, UK
2015: "A Sense of Place", Castle Gallery, Inverness, UK
2010: "In Wild Places" - Air Gallery - London
2009: "Athmosphere and Light" - "Wild Places" - Strathearn Gallery - Crieff
2008: "New Paintings" - Arndean Gallery - London
2007: "Travels in Yorkshire" - Lund Gallery
2005: "New Paintings" - Patriothall Gallery - Edinburgh

Recommendation(s): 

2005 : Fundacion Valparaso. Residency, Spain
1995 : Commendation, Aberdeen Artist Exhibition
1993 : John Kinross Scholarship to Florence.
1993 : Royal Scottish Academy, 1st Prize, Gray's sketch Club Exhibition, Aberdeen Art Gallery
Jonathan
Shearer
opened up his studio to us. Watch the video of our visit to learn more about the artist's approach.

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about: 

Jonathan Shearer lives and works in Alness, Scotland.

Jonathan gets all his inspiration from nature. Scot by adoption he has developed an intimate relationship with the Scottish wilderness.

"In my paintings, I try to convey the meaning of being fully submerged in the landscape, the wind in my face, the clouds enveloping the mountains, twigs cracking under foot."

Most of the time, Jonathan seeks out spots as yet unspoiled by man which convey a complete sense of isolation. Only when he is utterly submerged in the countryside can he begin painting. Initially, small oil on canvas. Once back in his studio, he uses these to create much larger works.

This technique allows him to work quickly in the field so as to capture the changing light, the ebb and flow of the tides and the landscape's elusive mood.

" The weather is a major influence in my work and I usually go for something dramatic. If it's a calm and sunny day, I'll probably find that a bit dull."

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