Dennis Buchan
RSA

  • Associate Elected : 19/03/1975
  • Academician Elected : 20/02/1991

BIOGRAPHY

  • Associate Elected : 19/03/1975
  • Academician Elected : 20/02/1991

Dennis Buchan was born in 1937 in Arbroath and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee. His work fuses the Scottish colourist tradition with more modern, abstract expressionism and pop art. His works take their inspiration from landscapes and seascapes, using everyday objects to create bold juxtapositions of form and colour.

Buchan says, ‘They are about living – emotional responses to environments and situations, always more romantic in stimulus than intellectual. Colour relationships, inspired by music, movement and change of space all have their place in the development of the pictorial image…They are not stories, but evocative manifestations – they are about living and reacting.’