Wandering the West
Landscapes of West Scotland
March 28 – June 21
PV March 28, 6-8pm
The Royal Over-Seas League are proud to present the first London solo exhibition of Scottish artist Kerr Rodgie (b.1992). Inspired by his natural physical environment he uses oil painting and sculpture as his mediums, he experiments with style and has a boldness when applying paint to canvas
Rodgie takes influence from long cycle trips with his father around Skye and the Western Isles trying to capture their ever-changing moods. Developing his practice, he has rehearsed techniques of oil painting, as he strives to achieve a sense of atmosphere with low lighting and rain like tendencies, contrasted with sunlit days reflecting the strong colour of the rural landscape.
Now surrounded by an urban landscape as he lives and works in London, Rodgie’s painting practice could be seen as a form of escape, a sense that is translated in his work as the scenes take on an emphasised palette and exaggerated brush strokes, altering and enhancing the scene. This sentiment for the landscapes of Scotland is offered to the viewer through the studied works of ‘Wandering the West’ as they relate to and reflect a mood of the landscapes of the rugged coast.