Scouller's work is based on direct observation from nature, painting en plein air in and around his rural home in Ayrshire and developing larger works in the studio. Scouller's passion is for colour and light with a strong bold approach to his subject matter. Radiant colour, light and compositional skill are inherent qualities in Scouller's visual communication.
Unable to travel to Collioure, in the south west of France, the subject matter for this exhibition switched from France to the confines of Scouller’s garden and studio floor which was the backdrop for a series of large still lives.
However the subject matter or location, this exhibition would always have been entitled ‘A Broad Brush’. With Scouller’s objective for this exhibition to produce paintings which are looser, bolder, simpler and more spontaneous, he decided to paint the entire show with a single brush in order to convey this.
Using a larger 12 hog hair brush (or to be more precise a handful of number 12 brushes) as his instrument of choice the majority of the paintings in this exhibition were produced this way. This is something which Scouller wishes to develop with his practice in the future perhaps with even larger brushes next time.