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Water of Life

Water of Life
4th April - 6th June 2020

This collection of work by Euan McGregor PAI, shows paintings from his enigmatic Distillery series along with some east coast scenes and is available online until we can again open our doors to the public. An award-winning artist, based on the north Ayrshire coast, Euan has recently been inspired by some of our iconic malt whisky distilleries. “Often inhabiting the wildest of places, the buildings themselves are industrial cathedrals with specific shapes integral to the whisky-making process.” Euan’s work has a strong sense of emotion, shape and subject, using his printmaking skills to give the illusion of depth by adding texture in thinly applied layers. His work is striking, yet subtle in its makeup.


Exhibition Pics

(Click on thumbnails to view. Images record the full catalogue shown during the exhibition dates.)

Euan McGregor PAI

An award winning artist, Euan McGregor lives and works in West Kilbride on the north Ayrshire coast.

Euan’s roots are in printmaking, giving his work an emphasis on mark-making and shape. He has an interest in all things Modernist and in particular, mid 20th century British landscape painting. His influences include Hockney, Piper and the St Ives school in Cornwall.

His recent work has been inspired by some of our iconic malt whisky distilleries. Frequently drawn to marginal and fringe spaces in his work, he says “I love the fact that these structures often inhabit the wildest of places, so there’s a contradiction of sorts but they work well together, especially as the product is so synonymous with its geography. The buildings themselves are industrial cathedrals with specific shapes integral to the whisky-making process.”

Euan’s work has a strong sense of emotion, shape and subject, using his printmaking skills to give the illusion of depth by adding texture in thinly applied layers. His work is striking, yet subtle in its makeup.

Doubtfire Gallery last showed Euan’s work in Edinburgh in a successful dedicated exhibition 'wish you were here', in 2018. He is a recipient of the RGI Cuthbert Artist Award and Glasgow Art Club Fellowship Award and in 2015, he became a Diplomate of the Paisley Arts Institute and has received several awards from the Royal Glasgow Institute.

He currently teaches Art & Design in a secondary school in Renfrewshire and lives with his young family in North Ayrshire. He frequently exhibits in the PAI, RGI and RSA. He has won awards throughout his career and continues to exhibit across the UK.