Summer Day, Harris
By David Michie

Reg. Number
81.5 x 115.5 cm

Much of David Michie’s work depicts tropical subjects with an array of vibrant colours and patterns, reminiscent of the Fauvists’ attraction to the bright light of the Mediterranean and the South Pacific. David drew on distinct visual moments, as varied as people in cities, dancers, birds, or a flower in a garden. He would often carry a sketchpad wherever he went, and would stop and sketch a scene or an object that happened to catch his interest, especially those that others might overlook.

David Michie (1928 - 2015) studied at the Edinburgh College of Art from 1947 to 1953 under the painter William Gillies. He was awarded a travelling scholarship upon graduating and travelled to Italy in 1953 with fellow painter and friend John Houston. On returning to Edinburgh he took up a post at the College of Art, becoming Head of Drawing and Painting from 1982 until 1990.

He was an elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Glasgow Institute and past President of the Society of Scottish Artists. He was awarded an OBE in 1997. His paintings are held in the collection of The Queen, The Scottish Arts Council, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and other major public collections of Scottish art.

Art in Healthcare's blog entry about David Michie

Art in Healthcare's blog entry about David Michie

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