Inspired by iconic artist Tom Thomson, Allan MacDonald returned from a visit to the lakes and rivers of Thomson’s Canada to Scotland in the fall of 2019. In his baggage were small carefully wrapped paintings in bright autumn colours. These have now been worked up into this major exhibition.
"Where did this begin? Partly in 2019, when I was awarded the Balavoulin Art Grant, but really over 25 years ago when a friend returned home from Canada with a book called Silence and the Storm. Inside were paintings by Tom Thomson, life size reproductions of his small exhilarating paintings. Something happened: a mechanism that was previously jammed was unlocked. For the first time... read more. "