Born in Dundee in 1948, Francis Boag studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (1965-1969).
His tutors in Dundee included Alberto Morrocco and David McClure, whose influence can be readily seen in his love of vibrant colour and the sensuous application of paint.
He taught art in Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen, becoming Head of Art at Aberdeen Grammar School 1989-2001. He also studied for an MA (Fine Art) Grays School of Art 1998-1999, and from 2001 has devoted all of his time to painting.
This work, and Dark Ground II, were purchases aided by the National Fund for Acquisitions.