In these recent paintings Dorset based Charlie Baird continues his exploration of landscape from the southwest and his native Scotland. Referencing memory of place, time and light, they range from the figurative to a more abstracted sense of mood through texture and composition. Whether translating the fleeting light upon a landscape or exploring the history beneath its surface, these paintings evoke a lyrical balance between these themes.
Born in Nairn, Scotland in 1955, Charlie Baird studied at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel, Mexico and Wimbledon School of Art, London. From 1983-85 he attended the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. Since his first solo exhibition at the Crane Kalman Gallery in 1977, he has had solo exhibitions in London, Europe and America. For the last twenty years he has lived in Dorset, the landscape of which informs much of his work.