Tayside Mountain Rescue man’s paintings go on show in Wild Space

Greg Drumm's latest artwork Summit2Sea is on display in our Pitlochry gallery until mid-October

Shades of suilven detail

A new exhibition of landscapes and seascapes by Dundee-born artist (Kinross-based) Greg Drumm is now on display in the Alan Reece Gallery of the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space.

Summit2Sea was inspired by sunrises, sunsets and storms and painted in all weathers, predominantly using pastels and acrylic paint. Gregg is particularly passionate about a “hands-on” soft pastel painting technique which gives fine subtleties of transition in the depth of tone he looks for.

The artist believes that people are an essential part of landscape and frequently features images of himself in his own paintings to evoke a sense in others of being physically present in these landscapes.

His painting ‘Shades of Suilven’ (pictured above) captured a wet camping trip in the North West. He says: “The day had been a trudge through torrential rains, wind, peat bogs and walls of midges. Suddenly the sky opened up and sunrays twinkled in the moisture left behind, against the silhouette of the hills and a backdrop of warming light.”

Now based in Milnathort, Kinross, Greg has been drawn to the great outdoors all his life. His love of cycling, hill walking and climbing have taken him around Scotland and Europe. He has also spent many years in the outdoors scene volunteering with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme as an expedition Assessor and, latterly, as a team member with Tayside Mountain Rescue.

  • See Greg Drumm: Summit2Sea at the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space until 17 October 2018. Find out more about the Wild Space and Greg Drumm.