Parallel constructs incorporates a selection of images reproduced from Jill Macleod’s original paintings.
Artist Jill Macleod: “Since 2015, I have been making limited edition giclée prints from some of my favourite paintings. The original works – normally twice the size of each print, were painted for different exhibitions and events mainly focusing on Scottish landscape and this exhibition has allowed me to bring the prints together into one body of work, constructed over the past seven years.”
Jill’s paintings explore the deconstruction of what she sees, into lines and blocks of colour or texture, resulting in a more linear depiction of traditional perceptions of landscape. Her preferred medium is acrylic paint on board and subjects focus mainly on places she is familiar with and researched. Work usually develops from sketches and photographs and Jill enjoys playing with scale, density and the interaction of the different spaces within a composition. The aim is to produce a painting which is semi-abstract, while still retaining some recognisable features.
Born in the East Neuk of Fife, Graduated BA (Hons) Open University (1998) and Edinburgh College of Art BA Combined Studies, (2011) Lives and works in Edinburgh. www.jillmacleod.co.uk