Artwork of the Week – ‘Contemporary Scottish Saltire’ by Alan Straiton

This week we celebrate extraordinary art and Scotland with this abstract painting by Alan Straiton titled ‘Contemporary Scottish Saltire’. Using a soft palette of colours and a strong textured surface, this piece is one of two artworks by Straiton currently on show as part of our first exhibition of 2020, ‘Extraordinary Responses’. This exhibition has been in the making for several months as part of a research project exploring collections of artworks by ‘outsider’ artists. You can read more about it on the exhibition page. With seven artists in total, it is an insightful and varied body of work – and well worth a visit!