About the artworkTable-top still life oil painting on board
Fiona MacRae (born in Argyll, 1965). She studied painting at Glasgow School of Art and after graduating in 2000 has pursued a full-time career in painting. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, in groups and solo on three occasions.
MacRae is a self-proclaimed beachcomber; lover of colour, textiles, pots and the Atlantic fringe. Her tabletop still-lifes are â€œheavily influenced by flat winter island landscapes, both in colour and composition; the wonderful greys of the sea, sky, wet sand, the raw brown bare earth, with the occasional splash of lichen greenâ€.
â€œI aim to create across the surface of the paper a dialogue using flat planes of colour,space, layering, exposing, mark making and scratching into. The pottery pots, kitchen utensils textiles and fish are vehicles on which to hang yet more colours.â€
Currently she works from her studio in Taynuilt, Scotland.
1993-2000 - Glasgow School of Art
1998 - Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris
2008 - Won the Aspect Prize, Paisley