Recently completed this painting, “The Detective”, is currently on show at The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HU, till April.
It is inspired by the Golden Age of Detective fiction and contains a series of clues and visual hints which lead to the uncovering of the identity of a “guilty party” in the picture. The Golden Age is considered to have been the period during the 20’s and 30’s when writers such as Agatha Christie, Freeman Wills Crofts, Ngaio Marsh, and Edmund Crispin produced their tales of puzzling crimes and intellectual detectives.
Everything is there in the painting to allow the viewer to participate in the narrative as “the detective”. In order to properly experience this and see everything in correct resolution it is advised that the you either visit the gallery and see the painting first hand (visit the scene of the crime, so to speak), or order a hi res print from the Print Page ( I suggest A3 rather than A4) and solve the mystery in the comfort of your own home.