Born in Edinburgh in 1942, Kirkland Main trained at Edinburgh College of Art (1960-65), becoming Head of School of Drawing and Painting there (1991-98) and a Professor at Heriot Watt University in 1998.
His abstract paintings explore man’s engagement with the landscape and how it is shaped through industry, cultivation and design. Working in a semi-abstract style, Main uses bold colour and thick application of oil paint on canvas.
Since his retirement he has continued to paint from his studio in Cramond..
Many more works in the exhibition at the Scottish Arts Club open to the public Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm