The Eloquence of Shadows: the Architectural Watercolours of Hugh Buchanan

Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:07am -- lwhite

The 2019 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues on Wednesday, April 17 when famed watercolorist Hugh Buchanan shares his approach to painting classic architectural building and landscapes. He is renowned for his detailed draughtsmanship and treatment of light and shadows in interiors, and for a breathtaking sense of depth and space that is reminiscent of the work of Cotman and Piranesi.


Hugh Buchanan was born in Edinburgh in 1958. The city instilled in him a love of architecture which he developed as a student of Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. After graduating in 1981 he worked on commissions for the National Trust and in 1987 was invited by the Prince of Wales to paint a series of interiors of Balmoral, subsequently completing a further sequence at Highgrove in 1994. In 1988 he was commissioned by the House of Commons to paint four interiors of the Palace of Westminster. In 2002 he was commissioned by the House of Lords to paint the lying in state of the Queen Mother at the Palace of Westminster. He has has served on the Government Arts and Heritage Advisory committee 1987-88. The Council of the Scottish National Trust 1991-93, Dundee Printmakers Workshop 1995-96, Dundee Contemporary Arts 1996-97 and The Scottish Arts Council 1997-2004.


Members Free; Non-members $10. Reception at 5:30 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:00 pm. Register online or call 401-847-0292 for reservations. 

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm