Dundee, United Kingdom
About Ken Bushe
Landscape painting to me isn't about boats in the harbour or cottages with white walls by the sea. Pretty villages are notably absent from my subject matter. I find the huge elements of a landscape far more absorbing than the details which often feature in the name of landscape painting. The sky and the earth we walk upon is my landscape painting. It gives me my reason to paint - the vast shapes in a changing sky and the colours of the land beneath it. As an artist, I don't need much more than this - just a place to stand....
Edinburgh College of Art, Drawing and Painting - 1971-75
www.kenbushe.co.uk - 2002 to Present
www.landscapeandsky.com - Launched January 2014
For the past 12 years, I've concentrated on promoting and selling my own work from my website.
My first website went online in 2002 http://www.kenbushe.co.uk/
In Dec. 2013 I finished building a new website http://landscapepainting.gallery/ to take advantage of the new Wordpress technology now available.
My interest in building a web site initially arose from a strong desire to actively represent myself as an artist through the new medium of the internet rather than the traditional, more passive route of relying on artists agents, galleries, or fate.
Future Shows: I intend to continue representing myself as an artist and selling my work via my website http://landscapepainting.gallery/ and the internet community.
Gallery Exhibitions Solo -
Trinity Gallery, Arundel, 1996.
Century Gallery, Henley on Thames, 1994.
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1988.
The Lillie Gallery, Milngavie, 1988.
The Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries, 1987.
The Howarth Gallery, Accrington, 1987.
Durness Visitor Centre, Durness, 1986
Joint Exhibitions -
The Harbour Gallery, Broughty Ferry, Tayside (with Rikki Craig), 2002
The Howgate Gallery, Penicuik, Midlothian (with Tom Watt), 1990
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness (with Rob Fairley), 1989
The Saltire Society, Edinburgh, (with Rob Fairley), 1976
Group Exhibitions include -
The Harbour Gallery, Broughty Ferry, Tayside 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Queens Gallery, Dundee, 2000, 2001, 2002
Wills Art Warehouse, London, 1998 - 2002
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1997
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham, Dorset, 1995- 1997
The Howgate Gallery, Penicuik, Midlothian 1989, 1990
The Rooksmoor Gallery, Bath, 1995
Beatrice Royal Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire, 1993
The Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey, 1994
The Macaulay Gallery, Stenton, 1988, 1989
The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, 1988, 1989
The Hanover Gallery, Edinburgh, 1987
The Royal Academy, London, 1974,