Jon Schueler – An Artist and His Vision

In 1970 the American painter Jon Schueler (1916-92) left New York for Mallaig, a small fishing village in the Western Highlands of Scotland. He set up studio in an old schoolhouse by the edge of the sea overlooking The Sound of Sleat and the islands of Rum, Eigg and Skye. Using spectacular footage of the shifting Scottish weather, the sea, the sky and the islands, and incorporating the artist’s penetrating observations, the film provides a context for Jon Schueler’s paintings in the early 1970s. As we see the artist going out on a local fishing boat or walking in the Mallaig area, we feel the power of the landscape that informed his very being. We watch him paint, his brush flickering over the canvas, and we sense the transformation revealed in his work. These screenings co-incide with a number of exhibitions taking place across the Highlands during the summer, including: An Talla Solais, Ullapool – 7 May to 19 June. RhueArt, Rhue – 7 May to 17 June. The Thurso Gallery – 6 August to 17 September.

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