Radiant colour, space and energetic light are obvious characteristics in Glen Scouller's rich and fluent paintings; to these qualities we can quickly and easily add distinguished drawing and outstanding compositional skill. Look deeper and we can add economy of line, a deep understanding of oil paint, tonal harmony and assured mark-making - the list goes on, yet this analysis reveals only part of the story.
Other elements combine to make Glen Scouller one of the most notable and collected representational painters working in Scotland today. Study at the Glasgow School of Art 1968-73 under Donaldson, Robertson and Shanks created a foundation on which he quickly found his own voice, now well developed. With his first solo show in 1977, his exhibition record stretches back over thirty years.
Travel is a significant element in Scouller's life, and such is his ability to convey the feeling of a place, or simply a space - the heat or the cool, the peace or the vitality, almost the aroma - we are taken to that spot. This ability to communicate visually is the art of fine picture making.
Recognition of this is apparent in the wide number of collections that feature Scouller's work, including De Beers, Flemings, Royal Bank of Scotland, Scottish Arts Council, Touche Ross and United Distillers.
The John Davies Gallery