All in the Detail Exhibition

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Ian McWhinnie & Louis McNally All in the Detail


Ian McWhinnie Ian McWhinnie was born in 1952 in Glasgow. As a young artist Ian studied Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art between 1970-1974. After studying painting at art school McWhinnie became an art teacher specialising in ceramics. With demand for his work increasing Ian set up his own art studio workshop in 2002 producing hand-painted and wheel thrown ceramic pieces. McWhinnie created very striking and distinctive designs which worked equally well as ceramics or paintings. Eventually demand for paintings was so strong that he decided to focus all his energy on the brush. Ian McWhinnie has now developed a very personal and recognizable painting style. His subject matter is diverse. Recent paintings have featured the sea, childhood memories, Italy, musicians, dancers and the circus which is a recurring theme. McWhinnie paintings depict Figures of strong character closely assembled and cropped tightly within each painting.

Cover Image - Ian McWhinnie - The Duet - 15 x 14 inches


All in the Detail 25 June - 9 July 2022 All work is for sale on receipt of this brochure Open every day from 10 am.

Red Rag Gallery Church Street Stow on the Wold Gloucestershire GL54 1BB t: 01451 832563 e: mail@redraggallery.co.uk www.redraggallery.co.uk


Theatre, Andalusia 9 x 11 inches

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Rooftops, Antequera 11 x 9 inches


Winter Faces 11 x 9 inches

Moorland Portrait 9 x 11 inches

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Heat of the Day 9 x 8 inches The Plate Juggler 14 x 11 inches

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Winter Walk 9 x 8 inches The White Church 14 x 11 inches

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By the River Kelvin 11 x 9 inches

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The Lochan 11 x 9 inches


Blue Skies 8 x 7 inches Harbour Portrait 14 x 11 inches

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Spanish Window 9 x 10 inches

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Alhambra Portrait 19 x 20 inches 11.


Louis McNally & Ian McWhinnie All in the Detail


Louis McNally Louis McNally was born in 1963 in Inverkip, Scotland. He attended Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen between 1986-1990. Louis McNally has a very distinctive and recognisable style of oil painting. He painstakingly develops his paintings over many weeks of using drawings, photos and memory. The result is often an emotive and atmospheric land or cityscape with long, low horizons usually inspired by Edinburgh and the East Coast areas. These contemporary paintings have unique haunting qualities which are unusual for paintings of such undoubted fine detailing and observation. With his landscape paintings Louis McNally takes a particular view and stylises it to meet his own impressions. Well known vistas are thus transformed into something which the art viewer beholds and warms to. In doing so he often creates paintings which can have the look of those painted by Victorian Artists but which are undoubtedly contemporary in presentation. Buildings in Louis McNally paintings have a solidity and a three dimensional quality to them giving the impression of a living being. In all McNally’s paintings light pays a fundamental role as does the consequential shadow.

Cover Image - Louis McNally - Finches - 16 x 16 inches


All in the Detail 25 June - 9 July 2022 All work is for sale on receipt of this brochure Open every day from 10 am.

Red Rag Gallery Church Street Stow on the Wold Gloucestershire GL54 1BB t: 01451 832563 e: mail@redraggallery.co.uk www.redraggallery.co.uk


Look Back 10 x 10 inches Grey Mare’s Tail 16 x 12 inches

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Monarch of the Estate 21 x 24 inches

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Country Road II 14 x 24 inches

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Small Hopeful Gathering 16 x 12 inches Two For Joy 20 x 10 inches 7.


Blue Harbour 12 x 24 inches

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Red Sky at Night 24 x 24 inches 9.


Resting 11 x 11 inches Washing Day 16 x 20 inches

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Looking North to Fife 24 x 24 inches 11.


Snow Scene II 13 x 13 inches

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Passing Storm 14 x 14 inches


In a Row II 16 x 23 inches

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