‘New Town’, which celebrates 250 years of the Georgian centre of Scotland’s capital city, brings Hugh Buchanan back to the gallery for his first major solo show in Scotland since 1991. The collection of 40 works sees his detailed draughtmanship capture Edinburgh with some classic exterior and interior paintings, as well as other images which have a modern twist on how the New Town is viewed. One of Scotland’s most successful and acclaimed living watercolourists, after graduating in 1981 Hugh Buchanan 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. His paintings are also in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Edinburgh City Art Centre and National Trust Scotland.
Free Entry Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-4pm
The Scottish Gallery, 16 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, Lothian EH3 7TN
Wednesday 7 Jun 2017 to Saturday 1 Jul 2017