Glen has created a sense of heat throughout this painting with his choice of colours and the loose application of watercolour. Combining extremely competent draughtsmanship and compositional skills with a mastery of watercolour, Glen produces paintings that are deceptive in their seeming simplicity. Radiant colour, space and energetic light are obvious characteristics in Glen's rich and fluid paintings.
Travel is a significant element in Glen's life, and such is his ability to convey the feeling of a place, or simply a space - the heat or the cool, the peace or the vitality, almost the aroma - we are taken to that spot. During his time at Art College, he learnt to let in the light, to make his shadows deep and resonant and his colour rich and saturated.
Glen Scouller was born in Glasgow in 1950 and studied at Glasgow School of Art between 1968 and 1973. He trained as a teacher at Jordanhill College and from 1974 taught art in Glasgow secondary schools. He pursued his passion for painting in his spare time and began tutoring at Glasgow School of Art in 1986. The turning point in his career was 1989 when he was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and gave up all of his teaching posts to concentrate on painting full time. In 1997 he became an elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, becoming Vice President in 2007.