The Scottish Colourists
The term Scottish colourists has been applied to four painters who were born in Scotland toward the end of the nineteenth century, spent time in Paris, and created work reflecting the strong and vibrant colours of contemporary French painting . In Paris they encountered the work of such artists as Henri Matisse, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, and Vincent van Gogh, and inevitably the vivid palette used by the French painters had an effect on their paintings. The painters were Samuel John Peploe, John Duncan Fergusson, George Leslie Hunter, and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell.
The Scottish colourists were internationally known during their lifetimes but their work fell out of favour after the Second World War, only to be redesiscovered in the 1980s as a great influence on contermory Scotish painting. Cadell, Fergusson, Hunter and Peploe, have all influenced my style of paintings, so much so, that I now consider myself a “A modern Scottish Colourist”
Original paintings by the Scottish Colourists can be seen in Aberdeen Art Gallery , Kirkcaldy Art Gallery , JD Fergusson Gallery in Perth , and Glasgow and Edinburgh Art Galleries .