We are delighted to present Geoff Uglow's second major exhibition at The Scottish Gallery.

For this exhibition Geoff has looked to the oak tree for inspiration, using it as a vehicle to chart the changing rhythms, cycles and seasons of the British landscape. He describes each painting as "a handwritten letter, a moment, which can suspend disbelief, a fragment of vanished beauty."

Geoff Uglow is one of the greatest painting talents to emerge from Glasgow School of Art in recent years.

He won the prestigious Alastair Salvesen Art Scholarship (£10,000) for painting and travel in 2009. He has since journeyed round the coast of Scotland in the footsteps of famous 18th century painter William Daniell, which was then shown in the RSA.

"Scotland’s coast is diverse. It has been a source of inspiration for artists of all mediums throughout history and still captivates ones imagination. Engaging in a subject of this magnitude is no small task. In its entirety the content of such a subject is remarkably abundant in material; even a life of inquiry seems too short a time to satisfactorily understand its complicated behaviour. The inherent nature of the land always eclipses any individuals achievement; all human intervention seems temporary and transient."