The Only Child
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 oil and acrylic on canvas
I am intrigued how often people refer to home as the place they lived as a child, it’s as if the soil, water and air of that place formed them. Years later they still think of that landscape as home.
The place I think of as my home I will never live in again.
All families slowly split and scatter with time and the landscape shows this, place becomes space once again, that is nature and though we think we command and we control it, ultimately it is greater than us.