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'ME Has Impacted My Entire Life, But Not On My Ability To Paint… That In Itself Is An Absolute, Glorious Joy'

Thursday 12 November 2020

 

From Scottish newspaper The Press and Journal:

 

Stephen Redpath
Stephen Redpath
(Photo: © Jim Irvine / DCT Media)
 

‘ME has impacted my entire life, but not on my ability to paint… That in itself is an absolute, glorious joy’

By Ellie House
October 25, 2020
© Aberdeen Journals Ltd 2020. All Rights Reserved.

When Stephen Redpath picks up a paintbrush, his mind is instantly still.

He doesn’t think about the illness which forced him to quit his former career, only of the landscape which is gradually appearing on the canvas.

At one with his studio, which he jokes is suitable for a hobbit, Stephen can paint for hours.

He is forever inspired by the world around him, and can often be seen strolling around Tarland with a sketchbook in hand.

While few people can remain untouched by the beauty of Aberdeenshire, it is Stephen’s wondrous way of seeing the world which means he has already held his first solo exhibition.

His work was recently on display at Tolquhorn Gallery, near Ellon, one of the leading independent galleries in Scotland.

To be featured within a year of taking up painting full-time is a remarkable achievement, and Stephen admits he is amazed by his success.

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Stephen was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, last year – and believes painting has been his salvation.

 

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