jonathan shearer

wester ross wilderness
oil on board
24 x 48 cm
£595
wild coast sound of taransay
oil on canvas
60 x 90 cm
£1950
summit in the clouds 2
oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm
reserved
summit in the clouds
oil on canvas
60 x 70 cm
£1450
crashing wave dornoch beach
oil on board
46 x 56 cm
£795
traigh beach II, arisaig
Sold
mixed media on paper
45 x 51 cm
£525
hidden cove, ardtoe
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oil on board
35 x 21 cm
£415
ardtoe, ardnamurchan
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mixed media
30 x 74 cm
£595
traigh, arisaig II
Sold
watercolour & ink
72 x 50cm
£695
horgabost isle of harris
Sold
oil on canvas
50 x 70 cm
£1300

biography

Through a process of walking, drawing and painting directly in the highland landscape and working repeatedly in different places chosen and revisited many times Jonathan Shearer has developed an intimate connection with the wild places of Scotland.

"My paintings are concerned with trying to convey the sensation of being immersed in the landscape, the wind in your face, the soft bogginess of the moor beneath your feet, the clouds enveloping the mountain. The sheer exhilaration of wild places.

In the landscape I work on small oil paintings on board. Back in the studio I use them to develop larger paintings. Working quickly on several paintings at a time allows the changing light, ebb and flow of the tide and the elusive mood of the landscape to set the pace.

I hope to convey the changing seasons in the highlands. The hue of the earth through wet and dry days, the gathering and fleeting clouds working their dramatic transformation on the mountains, the play of the elements in the wild places. "