The paintings of Orcadian artist Tom Nugent will be exhibited at Orkney Museum from Tuesday 9th of February to 26th of March
“We’ve been recording, and watching, a series of television programmes called ‘Lost Kingdoms of the Amazon’, presented by Ella al-Shamahi. “
“when I went to the Outer Hebrides I just saw the rich colours of Harris Tweed everywhere and that made me push the colours I was using much further.”
“And so, between the reality of the sky above and the surrounding lochs and land, I looked into the trenches and saw the brightest of earthy colours to use in my painting.”
The Third of May 1808 by Francisco Goya depicting the brutality of war on civilian resistance was revolutionary for its day and inspired future works by many later artists.
He was to become one of Scotland’s greatest portrait painters.
The painting is by the Edinburgh-based artist Alexander (Sandy) Moffat