Throughout his life John McLean (1939–2019) held an unfettered passion for colour and the art of abstraction which he engaged in as a painter for over 50 years. Art Space Gallery is delighted to present this memorial exhibition of his paintings. This exhibition is not intended to be a retrospective, more a spontaneous bringing together of some of John’s very best paintings, old and new, in a spirit of celebration. Spanning forty years or more, grand compositions will sit alongside small intimate and lyrical works and free-flowing works on paper. There is no claim to be comprehensive; it is more a call to all who care about painting to reaffirm John McLean as an important and inspirational figure in British art.