The work of Robert McAulay (b. 1961) is distinctive for its use of balanced colour, texture and composition. Inspired by the city of Glasgow, childhood memories and lived experience, McAulay's mixed media paintings are interwoven with hidden narratives.

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