Dale Bissland is an artist whose work displays technical accuracy, alongside emotion and sensitivity. This is a rare find and made all the more impressive as Dale is self-taught. After studying many of the Old Masters and researching their techniques, he has learnt how to paint in a manner which displays an advanced skill set using traditional methods to create a contemporary form of realism. He has a particular fondness for the realism/naturalism movements of the 19th century, which greatly influences his work.
Dale paints places he knows and loves; Glasgow tenements, familiar landscapes, the fishing villages on the east coast of Scotland are a particular favourite of his. No matter what the subject of his choice, all of his work displays equal amounts of depth. He is led intuitively and paints with no limits. Dale is primarily attracted to light, mood and atmosphere, rather than any obvious narrative. He aims to evoke a certain mood or emotion in the viewer.