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The Work of Erlend TaitIllustration // Friday, 28 Dec 2012
Erlend Tait grew up on the Black Isle, listening to Heavy Metal, reading comics and drawing pictures. He studied drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen, and then learned the ancient techniques of glass painting and staining while restoring windows in historic buildings throughout Scotland. This has informed his approach to picture-making, where pattern and symbolism combine to convey his state of perpetual confusion and blind positivity. Erlend exhibits his drawings, paintings and stained glass regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute, and this is the first time he has exhibited in the USA.