signed and dated '69 (lower right)
mixed media on board
painting size 75 x 62cm
frame size 81.5 x 68.5cm
R.T.H.S. was an accomplished, distinctive and consistent contributor to the Scottish art scene for over four decades. Trained at Edinburgh College of Art, he went on to have two very successful careers; as a painter and educator. He widely exhibited widely, including many one-man exhibitions over a period of 1969-1994 at The Scottish Gallery (Aitken Dott). His first solo exhibition in 1969 was hailed as being unusually mature.
Christopher Andreae wrote, “these paintings seem to have emerged out of some sort of archaeology of the imagination, a dream dig. They are like the rediscovery, by means of scrupulous investigation – aided by small touches of sensitive restoration – of ancient wall surfaces, of long buried, much over-layered symbols of mankind’s primal concerns: earth and sky, sun and moon and tide, wave motion and pattern, growth and the cycles of nature, metamorphoses of seed into root, into stem, into leaf and into berry."