Lachlan Goudie lives and works in London. He exhibits regularly in the capital and in his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. The scope of Lachlan’s work is broad, incorporating portraiture, still life and landscape painting. His work often involves travelling abroad in search of inspiration.
In the autumn of 2010 Lachlan spent a month journeying through the Rocky Mountains along a route traced by the early pioneers. The sketches and studies Lachlan produced on the road formed the basis for an exhibition of wilderness landscapes staged at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York. In the same year Lachlan travelled extensively across Andalucía, painting the panoramas, people and festivals that animate this region of Spain. The resulting sketches and paintings were shown in Jerez, in the magnificent Bodegas of the Gonzalez-Byass winery. Lachlan’s experiences amidst the colour and passion of the South form a backdrop to the series of still lives exhibited here at Glyndebourne. ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and ‘L’heure Espagnole’ both share a Spanish setting and sensibility, which the artist explores through objects and references, scattered across these canvasses.
Lachlan’s work has evolved from a figurative tradition of Scottish painting and draws his inspiration from sources as diverse as Matisse, Sargent, Manet and Velazquez. Drama and colour underpin his images. They are intended as a tribute to the energy and theatre of the operatic performances enacted upon the stage at Glyndebourne.
Lachlan Goudie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1976. After studying English Literature at Cambridge University he was awarded the prestigious Levy-Plumb scholarship, a yearlong painting residency at Christ’s College.
In 1999 Lachlan was awarded the R.S.P. Prize for painting at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts and in 2001 the N.S. MacFarlane prize at the Royal Scottish Academy. Lachlan graduated in June 2004 from Camberwell College of Arts with a degree in Fine Art and Painting. He shows with the Royal Society of Portrait painters and exhibits regularly at galleries in London, Scotland and New York. In 2011 Lachlan was a Prizewinner at the annual exhibition of The Royal Institute of Painters in Oil Colour, he was elected a provisional member of The ROI and has been appointed the Associate Artist of HMS Duncan.
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