CHRISTINE CALLUM McINALLY
Painting is my way of expressing my ideas, a bit like writing in a visual form.
My style of working has developed along the way from linear, detailed etchings while I was a student at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee to atmospheric oils, depicting the stunning beauty and dramatic land and seascapes of Scotland.
Drawing has always been of utmost importance to my work, structure and composition of the painting fundamental. Colour too plays a key role and I believe over the past two years, I have finally understood how to contrast and blend colour to produce the effect I am after. I love drama and elegance and creating a combination of all of these elements does not always come easily.
I am particularly drawn to the rugged Scottish coastline where land seems to reach out into the sea. Holidays are often spent sailing and walking on the west coast where harbours, boats and mountains cry out to be painted. Travelling abroad, I am never without my sketchbook and camera. Everywhere I turn, I can see shapes and colours forming themselves into paintings. Back at the studio, some are painted while many more are waiting!