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charles simpson
charles simpson
07 July to 23 August

Born in 1952, Charles Simpson attended Glasgow School of Art in the early 1970s. After graduation with a degree in graphic design he worked as a designer in Edinburgh. In 1990 he left full time employment and moved to the Scottish Borders to work as a freelance designer and artist. He had taken up recreational painting in a small way in his mid thirties and had his first gallery show in 1990. In 1999 he gave up his design work and began painting full-time. Painting has been his sole income since then.

In Edinburgh he was fortunate to eventually show at Bourne Fine Art for ten years and then moved to The Scottish Gallery with his first solo show there in 2015. Over the years he has also shown regularly in London and the Cotswolds. He has several works in the collection of Royal Bank of Scotland as well as those of M&G, Walter Scott, Baillie Gifford and Arisaig Partners.

“I am what might be described as a traditional landscape painter in that I am interested in a fairly faithful depiction of nature rather than a more creative or expressive interpretation. But it is the application of paint itself that is my chief interest along with composition, mood and atmosphere. I am passionate about the Scottish landscape, particularly the north west coast and islands, and I have found it the ideal subject matter for me in expressing my interest in paint and purposeful mark making.”

north beach III
charles simpson
oil on canvas board
20 x 30 cm
£800
beach cottages, sanna
charles simpson
oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm
£600
on the beach, sanna
charles simpson
mixed media
20 x 22 cm
£400
beach stream, sanna
charles simpson
oil on canvas
50 x 100 cm
£3500
sanna shore
charles simpson
oil on canvas
80 x 120 cm
£6000
big cloud over portuairk
charles simpson
oil on canvas
90 x 110 cm
£6000
sgurr
charles simpson
oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm
£1100
clouds
charles simpson
mixed media
50 x 65 cm
£2300
sound of mull
charles simpson
mixed media
20 x 22 cm
£400
dark sea
charles simpson
oil on canvas
30 x 40 cm
£1500
wave, sanna
charles simpson
mixed media
20 x 22 cm
£400
duart morning
charles simpson
oil on canvas
73 x 92 cm
£4500
western light
charles simpson
mixed media
50 x 65 cm
£2300
evening rays, rum
charles simpson
oil on canvas
20 x 20 cm
£600
ferry to barra
charles simpson
mixed media
20 x 22 cm
£400
north beach I
charles simpson
oil on canvas board
20 x 30 cm
£800
north beach II
charles simpson
oil on canvas board
20 x 30 cm
£800

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