Mark Mckee

Website: http://www.mmckee.co.uk

Email: info@mmckee.co.uk

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Ben Nevis from Carn Mor Dearg , Oil on Linen, 50x40cm.

Gearr Aonach, Oil on Linen, 50x40cm.

The Black Mount, Oil on Aluminium, 30.5x30.5cm.

From Sanna Point, Ardnamurchan, Oil on Linen, 60x40cm.

Eigg and Rum from Camusdarach, Oil on Linen, 60x40cm.

Three of the Small Isles, Oil on Linen, 60x40cm.


Statement

Capturing the likeness of a large lump of 500 million year old granite sitting like a well settled portrait subject should be easy. Yet the elusive light and atmosphere, the second to second changes of weather, make Scotland's landscape sometimes so ephemeral. A mountain shows a different face from one moment to the other and this is the same for an artist, a walker, a climber, a local or a tourist. Each of my paintings start at the source, the landscape, and it is from here that each one develops. They are not about process or formula but about interpretation of each landscape as it presents itself at that moment.

Biography

Born in Fort William in the west coast of Scotland I am naturally drawn to the light and atmosphere that Scotland and in particular, the Highlands, offer.

I studied landscape and design at University and landform. The affect light and atmosphere have on the landscape have always informed and influenced my work.