It’s not just human figures which crash into Braham’s landscapes. Storm Clouds over Stanley reveals a typically big-skied Perthshire landscape, a block of yellow rape-seed in one field, wheat in another. Into this otherwise bucolic scene flies an RAF fighter jet. Having been in a similar situation, in which one of these potentially deadly planes roars into the silence and is gone before you even register the sonic boom, I can identify with the feeling of foreboding which emanates from this work.
Braham, who is course director of Art, Philosophy Contemporary Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Design in Dundee, is one of the most thoughtful painters working in Scotland today.
He studied at Dundee from 1976-80 and by 1987 his star was in the ascendency. One of 17 young emerging artists included that year in the critically-acclaimed Vigorous Imagination Edinburgh Festival