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Keith Clements painting

The Orkney connection is a bit tenuous here, but the top part of this submission is 'Estranged' by Clements in 1972. I came across it while trawling the web for a Colombian connection, and it immediately put me in mind of an old slide of mine (bottom part). My pic is flipped sideways to enhance the similarity, if any. (Do you think perhaps Clements was a bit weak in the cogged-wheel department of his art?)
The only Colombian reference I could find was to a Keith Clements who was allegedly a very dodgy US Drug Enforcement Agent who hunted with the hounds and ran with the hare as suited him best at any given time. Not our man I fancy.
Picture added on 03 June 2012 at 14:52
Comments:
if cogged wheel department is a euphemism,dad would have been amused,especially as it is the 10th anniversary of his death today. gavin (artist son)
Added by Gavin Clements on 27 November 2013
Gavin, it was only a joking reference to the total absence of cogged wheels in your Dad's sinister machinery. But how nice that you should have picked up on this image! Kind regards.
Added by Ian Hourston on 04 December 2013
Found a handsome Orkney scene by Keith Clements today in London W3. Watercolour and wash, signed and dated 1957
Added by Douglas Carnegie on 23 October 2018
Thanks for sending. Good timing - it’s due to come back from the framers tomorrow. Here’s the unframed image. Any idea of the location? The distant ridges, left, may be a clue....



Interestingly, a list of names, signatures actually, was on the backing, markedly Scots
(Orkney?) names, so may be another indication...



Hope this of some use. I think it’s a stunning wee landscape.

Best wishes,

Douglas Carnegie
Added by Douglas Carnegie on 10 December 2018
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