The work of ROBERT McAULAY (b. 1961) is recognisable for its use of balanced colour, texture and composition and for its hidden narrative - inspired by the surrounds of Glasgow, books and journeys to other countries. You will often find small structures, discarded objects and the silhouettes of people within his work.


McAulay was born in Glasgow where he still lives and works. He is largely self-taught but has been exhibiting throughout the UK and overseas since 1983.


'My paintings are not about one particular place or event, but are built up from many experiences, thoughts and images from the past and present: Surroundings in Glasgow, books I have read, music, moods, childhood memories and journeys to other countries. Colour and texture are very important and very pleasurable to me - they sometimes become more important than the subject I am painting'

Robert McAulay