As a painter, my style could best be described as contemporary realism.
I specialise mainly in figure compositions and still life. Much of my work has narratives and themes running through it. I am particularly interested in capturing a moment in time; an interaction, or a momentary pause in events or conversation. As well as the musicians playing and the dancers performing, I am interested in the moments before, between, and after: – young ladies writing a song at the piano; a ballerina tying her shoe; the woman waiting in a cocktail bar for a friend or companion.
Strongly influenced over my career by artists like Caravaggio, Velazquez and Wright of Derby, I work to develop my compositions in chiaroscuro – a powerful tool for deep and dramatic effect. The same can be said for my still life work where many are strongly and directionally lit, with dark, receding backgrounds.
I have worked for over 12 years now with the Glasgow based burlesque club, Club Noir, who have modelled for many of my compositions, and have been a great source of friendship and inspiration to me throughout.
To achieve the results that I seek, I mainly paint with oil paint on wooden panel, employing some traditional methods, such as – grizaille (or dead colouring), ‘working-up’, and glazing.
I graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA Honours (Fine Art) in 1987.
My studio is in my home in Bearsden, just north of Glasgow.
Latest Artwork From Drysdale Scott
Vacationing on The Med
Artwork Medium: Oil on panel
Artwork Size: 550mm x 600mm
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