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.
During his time at art college Glen learnt to let in the light, to make his shadows deep and resonant and his colour rich and saturated. It is as if his brush and palette reverberate on the same wavelength as sunshine itself.
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.