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Member: Ian Davison 
I like to set myself challenges in painting. There's no point if it's easy. As a retired architect I know that I can draw, but my training makes me too precise and I suffer from that common tendency to "fiddle". To counteract this I've done quite a lot of work with palette knife. I find that this helps me to make bold marks, and I wish I could remember to always use a much bigger brush than I think I should use. With my landscapes I've been trying to capture the feel of the weather. The "Massacre of the Innocents" is a reinterpretation of the famous Rubens painting, with parents and junk food replacing King Herod's soldiers.

Man at Chef Fernando's (sold)

Portrait of Ruben da Gama (sold)

Massacre of the Innocents on the No.10 Bus

A Fishy Tale by Ian Davison

View From Ord Isle of Skye