John Black has built an incredible reputation over the years as a master of wildlife and nature drawing and painting and we are delighted to welcome him to the gallery. John was born in 1959 in Dumbarton and now lives in Fort William. Through his love of the wild remote parts of the Scottish Highlands, he captures not only the subtle colours of the landscape, but also the more elusive changing atmosphere, thereby firing the imagination of the sympathetic viewer. He is an artist of integrity and skill and specializes in depicting wildlife in its natural setting. Most of John’s work is oil on canvas but he also uses charcoal to capture the energy of movement. His work is in private collections in Britain, Europe and North America. One of the few wildlife painters who paint in oils, many of John’s paintings have been chosen to illustrate the front covers of sporting magazines.