Mark Scadding I North Lands Creative

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North Lands Creative Gallery & Office

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The main body of work for this exhibition consists of paintings inspired by Caithness. Mark Scadding’s parents have lived in Latheronwheel for over 30 years. He spent a year there, before going off to college.

His spare time was spent walking with the dog up the strath, or along the cliff tops by the shore park. Mark’s first job after leaving school was working on the Latheronwheel estate for the Palmers as an assistant game keeper. His father fished out of Lybster for 20 years and so the choice of subject matter are local landscapes/seascapes, used as backdrop for some other activity or unfolding drama.

He has recently started to combine elements of landscape and still life together. He likes to use references to some of his painter heroes: The Glasgow Boys, Winslow Homer and William Nicolson. A handful of Orkney based paintings have been included, seeing as this is where the artist has lived for the past 24 years. Mark Scadding also included a series of drypoint prints : self portraits with an emphasis on the notion of daydreaming.

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