Paintings/Drawings > Tartan Series

The 'Tartan Series' came about from my family history. My father was orphaned at age 11 so I knew very little about his family until a few years ago. I discovered that my grandmother's maiden name was Motherwell. Robert Motherwell was always a favourite artist of mine and as it turned out both of our families came from Motherwell, Scotland. In doing research on the Motherwell family history I became fascinated with tartans and I started to make drawings of them. I don't copy tartans but reinvent them through the multi-layering of colours. I'm currently working on a number of larger paintings which will continue the theme of the tartan drawings on this site.

Tartans and Pools 8
Ink on Paper
8"X8"
2017
Tartans and Pools 7
Ink on Paper
8"X8"
2017
Tartans and Pools 6
Ink on Paper
8"X8"
2017
Tartans and Pools 2
Mixed Media on Paper
5"X6"
2016
Tartans and Pools 1
Mixed Media on Paper
3"X4"
2016
Tartan Sky 3
drawing, mixed media
2016
Tartan Sky 4
drawing, mixed media
2016
Tartan Sky 5
drawing, mixed media
2016
Tartan Sky 6
drawing, mixed media
2016
Tartan Sky 7
drawing, mixed media
2016