Alastair Laing had a long career as an art educationalist before turning to full time painting. He worked in the Faculty of Education, University of Glasgow, as a Past President of the National Society for Education in Art and Design and as a trustee with the Athene Trust.
Specialising in sea and land scapes, he exhibits regularly through a number of galleries in the UK. Alastair Laing draws heavily on his early work as a calligrapher and graphic designer. He is also influenced by the Vienna Secession and Paul Klee and as a result is developing a very personal style. This style is inspired by the colours, textures and patterns of the Scottish landscape, conveying a sense of atmosphere, weather and memory of place.
Alastair Laing says: ‘I have always been interested in the influence and interference of Man on the natural environment.
I paint mainly on board using a variety of media including acrylic inks and paint and oil pastels. These are used to create small, intimate, expressive and decorative paintings of shapes, patterns and textures layered on visual memories.’
His work is in private collections around the world.
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