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Ian Mastin — Sep 2011

4 September to 27 September 2011

IAN MASTIN returns to Tolquhon with another outstanding exhibition of masterly Still Life paintings.  Although he is now based in Queensland, Australia, we are privileged to continue to have the opportunity to exhibit his work.  Remarkably, although he enjoyed sketching, Ian did not pick up a paintbrush until he...

4 September to 27 September 2011

IAN MASTIN returns to Tolquhon with another outstanding exhibition of masterly Still Life paintings.  Although he is now based in Queensland, Australia, we are privileged to continue to have the opportunity to exhibit his work.  Remarkably, although he enjoyed sketching, Ian did not pick up a paintbrush until he was in his forties but after a year of experimentation in fundamental techniques, he committed himself to painting full-time and he has continued to paint for twenty years. Plainly influenced by Dutch and Flemish Masters of the 17th Century, his work nevertheless has a timeless quality. An old, much loved and worn book or bowl can bring as much joy for him to paint as a most complex composition. I am fascinated by the relationship between inanimate objects and our origins. For me, a simple relic of some antiquity immediately stirs within, a hunger to connect with its provenance. I wonder at the lives of those who created and used these humble utilitarian items, no doubt lives of hardship, struggle, love, frustration, anguish and joy. Of precious relationships and powerful emotions.

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