MacQueen, Charles T K RGI

Elected to RSW 1984

Artists Statement

Colour and surface texture are very important elements in my paintings. The forms used are forms remembered, experienced or dreamt about, usually as with a recent trip to Tunisia it takes about 6 months to digest the experiences. The stark visual contrasts of moving between strong blinding sunlight and black/dark bazaars full of rich reds, golds and turquoise eventually inhabit my paintings. This is also like being put down to sleep as a child in a darkened room with strong sunlight streaming through shutters. This is not a representation but an evocation.


1958 - 1962 - Studied Glasgow School of Art
1963 - Jordanhill College of Education
1983 - Elected Member of RGI
          - Lecturer Callendar Park College of Education
          - Moray House Institute of Education (retired 1995)


1997 - Council Award, RSW
1994 - Teachers Whisky Travel Scholarship, RGI
1989 - Post Office Award, RSA
1987 - Debenhams Award, RSA
1984 - David Muirhead Memorial Award, RSA

Selected Exhibitions

2002 - Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton
          - Ainscough Gallery, London
2001 - Panter and Hall, London
          - The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 - The Adam Gallery, London
          - The Adam Gallery, Bath
          - Thompson's Gallery, Dover Street, London
1999 - The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1998 - Le Mur Vivant, London
1996 - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow

Public Collections

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Aberdeen Asset Management
Dunfermline Building Society
Royal Scottish Academy
Glasgow Education Authority
Northumberland County Council
The Alliance and Leicester

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