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Duncan MacGregor’s inspiration has always come from the sea. He and his wife have sailed the Atlantic together in a little 34-foot yacht and have experienced the frustration of endless windless days – and the extremes of 65mph winds and huge seas. They now sail with their young son (and dog!), mainly on the west coast of Scotland and the Norfolk Broads where Duncan MacGregor was brought up .
The unique manner in which Duncan MacGregor captures this relationship with all things to do with the sea is encompassed in his energetic and spontaneous style of his painting. Acrylic paint is richly and thickly applied, mostly with a palette knife, in confident strokes that give his subject matter a wide appeal. The sensual way he is able to bring life and movement to the water brings a reflective element to all his maritime paintings.