Catching Some Crabs by Aiden Milligan, 2022

Catching Some Crabs by Aiden Milligan, 2022

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Aiden Milligan is a painter who lives and works in Edinburgh. Milligan’s consciously naïve style brings humour and lightness to retellings of his experiences of growing up in rural Southwest Scotland.

 In this new series, the composition tends to accentuate the position of the observer, partly alert and always amused - one who has come to experience  the absurdity of adult disenchantments with tenderness.

Milligan says of "Catching Some Crabs"

Some harbours on the west coast will offer small ferry rides to see the various isles and all their flora and fauna, while some are also used by locals to dip their buckets into the sea in the hopes of catching crabs. If you find the right spot you can catch them by the bucketful. It’s a delight for the children and a pretty penny for the adults who can sell them on to local restaurants. The little girl here has clearly caught the prize crab. 

61cm x 51cm. Acrylic on canvas. 2022. £480

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