Damian Callan, Moving Figures

21 July – October 2017

We explored Edinburgh, Skipness and Berneray through the work of local Artist, Damian Callan.


This all-new collection wandered through Scotland with Callans’ distinctive style as we saw the reapperance of occupied figures against familiar, abstracted landscapes. Living and working in Edinburgh, Callan takes inspiration from his surroundings as he often depicts his family days out, capturing movement and activity with his loose style that leaves space to be filled by the imagination.

Callan returned to ROSL having already presented his practice in an event of live drawing and discussion earlier in 2017. Not only is he a successful figurative painter, he also teaches classes for adults and children at his studio near Haymarket and he is the author of the books Paint Like Degas and Paint Like Renoir. His work is exhibited widely in the UK and is held in collections across the world. He has also written articles for Artist & Illustrators Magazine and The Artist Magazine as well as regularly demonstrating drawing and painting techniques at public events in Edinburgh.

Image Sailsbury Crags