Based in Scotland and until recently a tutor at Glasgow School of Art, MacInnes describes himself as 'a modernist at heart' who has gathered information and inspiration from both Continental European (Matisse, Braque, Morandi) and English artists (Nicholson, Scott and Wallis) of the early part of the twentieth century. The St Ives School, both in terms of subject matter and technique, has played a particularly formative role in MacInnes' artistic development.
MacInnes has the ability to create mood and atmosphere not just from his drawing and painting but from the texture of the surface on which he works. He prepares all his own gesso boards and canvases and it is his great skill in manipulating this surface that helps to give the work its special character; he doesn't just paint onto a surface, he makes marks and paints into it.
Born in 1943
1962 - 66 D.A. Glasgow School of Art
1966 - 67 Post Graduate Year (Highly Commended)
1988 Elected member of the S.S.A.
1992 Elected member the R.G.I.
1993 Elected to Council of the S.S.A.
1995 Elected to Council of the R.G.I.
Awards and Scholarships Include:
1978 1st Prize, Colquhoun Memorial Painting Competition
1988 1st Prize, Paisley Art Institute Scottish Drawing Competition
1991 1st Prize, Paisley Art Institute Scottish Drawing Competition
1991 The Cargill Award, Royal Glasgow Institute
1999 The Scottish Amicable Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute
Solo Exhibitions Include:
1980 Lillie Art Gallery, Glasgow
1986 GSA Museum, Glasgow
1989 Glasgow Arts Centre
1990 Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine
1996 MacLaurin Art Gallery, Ayr
1998 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2000 Portland Gallery, London
2001 Portland Gallery, London
2002 Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2003 Portland Gallery, London
2004 Lemon Street Gallery, Truro
Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
2005 Portland Gallery, London
2008 Portland Gallery, London
Dick Institute, Kilmarnock
Dunbartonshire Education Authorities
Nationwide Building Society
Paisley Art Institute
Robert Fleming Holdings
Royal Bank of Scotland