Royal Scottish Academy selected painting
Delighted that my painting has been accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy as part of the 195th Annual Exhibition @royal_scottish_academy this spring in Edinburgh
The exhibition will be on view from 2 April – 30 May and viewable in full online
‘Pink Nude’ 42cmx59cm oil on linen McWhirter 2021
I painted this in a time of isolation while I was recovering from a spinal injury. This experience forced me to change my practice as I was unable to stand at an easel so I found a way of painting on the floor.
I became interested in the history of The Reclining Nude and in this work my aim was to create a feeling of utopia, warmth, luxuriousness and repose.
This was very much in contrast to the intense pain I was in at the time.