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Summer Lightning

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

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The artist explains what he intended to express with this painting in a letter to the RSA of 2006: '…the piece is colourful, warm and vibrant, as in the growth of summer flowers and herbiage. My memories of thunderstorms and accompanying downpours stay with me since I was young, and in awe of Nature – being born and brought up in the countryside, Sutherland had it all – mountains, rivers and/bagpipe, fiddle and accordion music…' George Macpherson, 2006.

Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture



Summer Lightning




acrylic on canvas


H 74.5 x W 100 cm

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Diploma Work deposit, 2006

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Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

The Mound, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH2 2EL Scotland

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