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By Andrew GaultAndrew Gault RIBA Andrew is an architect and Rower. He paints the local Irish and Scottish landscapes capturing the interplay between water, land and weather and conveying the vast forms and structures of these places around our coasts and along our rivers. Andrew’s work was exhibited in the Royal Society of Ulster Architects, Architects as Artists exhibition 2016 where his landscape ‘Headland 3’ (oil on canvas 17” x 17”) received the President’s Choice Award. His paintings are in private collections in N. Ireland, England, Scotland and Australia.
Original acrylic onboard
I wanted to explore the dual traditions in Belfast especially as we get closer to Remembrance Day, this is the last view many had of home, and the first view fewer had returning. The name we call this city should not define us, it is the same place, home, regardless of when we arrived.
I need a painting trip to Scotland soon, I miss the Highlands, Laphroaig will have to do in the meantime. ..
“The starved and ill equipped remnants of Charles Edward Stuart’s Highlanders, faced the well fed, well armed Government force of Cumberland. What followed was not a romantic heroic battle but the murder of the Highlands”.
- Alastair McDonald
Aren’t all wars just the same...