Donald MacDonald Bardeiseaval.eu.pn
Kym Needle www.kymneedle.com
John Brown www.johnbrownpaintings.com
John Brown’ solo exhibitions are informed by visits to places such as Tuscany, Venice, Kerala, Zanzibar, Spain, wher ae his work captures the sense of place rather than recreating a pictorial likeness. He works mainly in acrylic on boards but builds up the surface with collage and found materials to create exciting surfaces. The human figure, present in a large number of works, indicates scale and the comparative fragility of man and the landscape. Colour is an important element in his work. The often very intense colours are a direct response to travel rather than a reflection of the artist’s native land. The cover painting of A Turbulent Wake is by John Brown.
Henry Marsh regularly visits South Uist in the Scottish Western Isles. It was his friendship with Donald MacDonald of South Lochboisdale (1926-2000), a crofter and gaelic bard, that reignited his passion for poetry. This site is an exposition of the life and works of Donald MacDonald featuring his poetry and his readings.
Henry Marsh collaborated with the Australian artist Kym Needle to produce A Trail of Dreaming in 2009 and Wayfarers in 2011 to mark exhibitions of paintings by Kym that concern the Australian hinterland which reflect aboriginal traditions.