....a brush with silence

Meet McLoughlin

Look at his work 

Enter his world

Have your own 'brush with silence'..

Contemporary, realist painting - exploring the world beyond words.

McLoughlin gave up a career as an artist in 1980 to complete his PhD thesis and to write his first book. After a long career as a psychotherapist, author and university professor in different countries, he returned to Scotland and to his first love, painting, in 2010.


McLoughlin belongs to no school or movement. He has no mentors. He owes no allegiances. Given his richly varied career it might also be said that he has few illusions, about life or himself. 


This might explain the importance of illusion and paradox in his work, drawn from his 40+ year relationship with Zen. What you see is never what you get.


Welcome to McLoughlin's world beyond words. 

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