Seascapes Landscapes and Boats from the Islands of Gigha & Iona with Views of Jura, Mull & Staffa in New Paintings by Erni Upton
Erni has been painting since he was a bairn.
His ardent love of the Islands, Bays, Beaches of the West Coast of Scotland was born then, playing as a wee boy on the fishing boats.
Erni paints direct from the outdoors. Light and weather find valence in his Scottish Colourist pallette.
The Northern Light of the Western Isles is unique. Colours change like the light and weather, suddenly, incredibly – each moment is alive and filled with the soul of this place.
Up close Upton’s richly textured paint scintillates with primary, vital essence, like the brightly coloured grains of sand.
A pace away the fine bright colours combine to capture the indescribably beautiful and utterly wild and essential ever changing moments of light. This vitality dances across from sky to sea, onto beach grass, and limewashed cottages, the planking of wooden boats, the gulls, oystercatchers, the weather and moments of Island life.