Friday, 12 June 2009
Out of all the painters on display, Brian McCluskey shows the greatest range of skill in his ability to draw and apply paint and by that I mean that he has a solid grasp of the rudimentary skills needed for a painter to translate his or her thoughts to canvas. That is my humble opinion though no doubt others will disagree. A good test of these skills lies within the sketch books as much as with the finished paintings themselves. It is in these sketches like the one above that I see a sensitive understanding and love of the act of drawing and painting. So rare these days.
Brian's exhibition is in the Mclellan Galleries display area.