Dugald MacInnes was born and raised on the west coast of Scotland, a landscape that would imbue him with passion for geology and archaeology. He was familiar with the slate quarries there, a familiarity that was to dramatically re-emerge when he was introduced to its use as an artistic medium by his tutor George Garson at the Glasgow School of Art.
Garson taught Dugald not as a mosaicist but as an artist and there was no involvement in Classical mosaic methodology and materials but, rather, great emphasis was placed upon the uses of visual elements in composing works of art per se.
Following his graduation, Dugald obtained a degree in geology and, later, a qualification in archaeology; both disciplines providing him with a deeper understanding of the formation of landscape and how peoples throughout the ages have responded to it.
It is slate that is Dugald’s principal medium; its variety of colour, texture, and form provides him with a range of approaches to his art; often minimalistic but on occasion he returns to his roots with small studies in which he explores the characteristics of the rock as a way of opening new paths to his creativity.
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