“Tha e na thoileachas mòr dhomh a bhith nam sheasamh air mullach cnuic, a’ coimhead air an t-sìde, is solas is faileas a’ tighinn is a’ falbh mu seach seachad air na sgòthan, an talamh agus a’ mhuir.
‘S ann an sin a bhios tu a’ tuigsinn cho pronn agus a tha na h-eileanan agus an ceangal a tha aca ris an t-saoghal mhòr.
Is toil leam a bhith a’ peantadh a-muigh, a’ cleachdadh nan rudan a gheibh mi ann an àite, agus a’ leigeil leis an t-sìde stiùireadh a thoirt dhan ealain fhèin.”
“Standing alone on the top of a Hebridean hill, watching the weather patterns of light and shade shift across the clouds, sea and land, is the most inspiring experience. Here you can feel the fragility of the islands and relate them to their place in the greater plan.
I enjoy the pleasure and urgency of painting on site exploring the possibilities of paint, allowing the elements to dictate the movement and making marks with found materials.”
Taobh an Iar is a retrospective exhibition of the exceptional creativity of the late Donald Ferguson. The exhibition, extending to both Gallery 1 and 2, is accompanied by a full colour publication illustrating his development as an artist.