In 1982, James Howie’s atmospheric landscapes caught the attention of renowned art critic, Denys Sutton who placed him amongst the finest 25 living painters of the 20th century. Howie was a perfectionist, and was known to spend months scraping off and re-applying glazes to create gorgeously haunting depictions of a wild and untamed Scotland.
His pieces rarely come to auction, and we are delighted to offer for sale this extraordinary example of his work on Sunday 3 March in the next Scottish Contemporary Art Auction (Lot 543, estimate £3000-5000).
The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction takes place every six weeks. Come along to the Valuation Days at McTear’s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week for complimentary auction advice.