Leven, Marian

Elected to RSW 1992

Artists Statement

My painting is concerned with Scottish landscape and seascape, an expression of the harmony, balance and emotional interaction I experience through remembered, mythical and historic associations. The land,sea and weather absorb me. Images for my paintings are collected in the landscape and in the studio the recollection moves into interpretation and metaphor. My painting allows me to respond to this environment in the knowledge that I am part of a long history of people shaped by these conditions.


1962 - 1966 Grays School of Art, Aberdeen
2002 Artist in Residence, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye
2004 Elected Associate of The Royal Scottish Academy
2005 Elected Member of The Royal Scottish Academy


2004 RSW Council Award
2002 DCA Print Prize, Dundee Print Open
1997 Winner, Noble Grossart/Scotland on Sunday Prize
1996 The Mabel Mackinlay Award RGI
1991-1993 Laing Landscape Prizes

Selected Exhibitions

2007 Election, Art First, London
2007 Highland 2007, Royal Scottish Academy
2004 New Associates, Royal Scottish Academy
2004 Shared Space with Will Maclean, Compass Gallery
2002 An Lebhar Mor, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
2001 The Poster Show, Gavin Brown Enterprizes, New York
2000 Towards The Shore, An Lanntair, Stornoway
1999 Seascapes, Maritime Museum, Malta
1998 Regent Works, The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
1989 Scottish Contemporary Art, Clare Hall, Cambridge

Public Collections

The Feming-Wyfold Art Foundation, London
Dundee University Fine Arts Collection
Sabhal Mòr Ostaig Uhi, Isle of Skye
Kirkaldy Museum and Art Gallery
Lillie Art Collection, Milngavie
Demarco European Foundation
Fife Council Art Collection
Glen Lockhart Knitwear Collection
British Transport Hotels
Arts in Fife
East Lothian Health Trust
Paintings in Hospitals

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