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CHARLES MACQUEEN RSW RGI Through the Door


COVER IMAGE Window, Venice mixed media | 20cm x 25.5cm

+44 (0) 1463 783 230 art@kilmorackgallery.co.uk Kilmorack Gallery, inverness-shire iv4 7al SCOTLAND


CHARLES MACQUEEN RSW RGI

Through the Door

27th April - 25 May 2019


Through the Door

An artist should look for magic, for this is what connects us with intangible worlds: places of secrets where time is pocketed or stretched, and mysteries promised. For Charles MacQueen magic is found behind the forgotten doorways of Rajasthan - portals which once led into majestic ‘haveli’ courtyard houses, shops and shrines. Or looking through dark doorways into Marrakech souks and gardens; and gazing into the candled interior of a cathedral from its oak doors. They are the connections to a world before combustion engines and computers pushed much of the ancient wisdom away.

MacQueen, with over fifty years as a professional artist (he graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1963,) has some spells of his own. His compositions are honed with a balance and poise which draw you into the painting, towards colour and light. His latest works (Night Garden, Evening Glow and others) take this further to reveal what could be a figure, a guardian of MacQueen’s portals. MacQueen is equally masterful with colour. The achievement here is his ability to set elements alight. The reds in ‘Jodhpur Heat’ burn, the blues of ‘Reflections Venice’ are powered by the sun and the yellows of ‘Window Venice’ radiate with flame. Paintings like these take a lifetime to master and will be a joy to hang in the enchanted space of Kilmorack Gallery.

Tony Davidson, April 2019


Water Garden mixed media | 48cm x 46+cm


Reflections, Venice mixed media 20cm x 25.5cm


Water Garden mixed media 36cm x 41cm


Night Garden mixed media 50cm x 46cm


Shaft of Sunlight, Marrakech mixed media 72cm x 74cm


Desert Night mixed media 102cm x 111cm


Church Interior, Montisi mixed media 38cm x 36cm


Pergola and Pool mixed media 48cm x 46cm


Heat, Marrakech mixed media 119cm x 120cm


Night, Jodpur mixed media 71cm x 72cm


Reflections mixed media 60cm x 71cm


Evening Glow, Marrakech mixed media 38cm x 36cm


Chruch Interior, Venice mixed media 38cm x 36cm


Evening Glow, Marrakech mixed media 119cm x 120cm


Studio Window mixed media 71cm x 74cm


Toy Shop, Marrakech mixed media 71cm x 81cm


Summer Morning Table, 1989 mixed media 121cm x 121cm


CHARLES MACQUEEN RSW RGI

Cathedral Interior, 1989 mixed media 71cm x 61cm

+44 (0) 1463 783 230 art@kilmorackgallery.co.uk by beauly, inverness-shire iv4 7al


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Through the Door | Charles MacQueen rsw rgi |  

We are very pleased to share with you the catalogue which celebrates Charles MacQueen's 2019 exhibition in Kilmorack. This includes over fif...

Through the Door | Charles MacQueen rsw rgi |  

We are very pleased to share with you the catalogue which celebrates Charles MacQueen's 2019 exhibition in Kilmorack. This includes over fif...

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