My paintings, both in oil and watercolour, formely landscape based and descriptive in character were a response to the ever changing light of Scotland.
Through the years my work has become statements about the land and particularly the land around the sea edge. These are an abstraction or distillation of what I have seen and are painted in the studio. The colours reflect my emotional response to the place.
Followings travels in France, Greece and Egypt and my increasing interest in religious symbolism and iconography, I now try to paint the spiritual meaning of a place with its underlying values and complexities.
Born Ann Paton in Gourock, Scotland 1942
Lived in Zurich, Switzerland, 1961- 71
At present lives in Aberuthven, Perthshire
Graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, 1985
Elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
Elected associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society, 2003
Elected member of the Aberdeen Artists Society, 2003
Elected full member of Royal Watercolour Society, 2007
Art Editor, Lallams magazine 200 - 2012
The Watercolour Expert RWS - 2004
Watercolour Masters Then & Now RWS - 2006
Lallans Magazine (Scots Language Society) 2005/6
Chapman magazine 1988/89
2011 - RSW, Rendevous Gallery, Lewis Award
2010 - RSW Council Award
2002 - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Prize, RWS Bankside Gallery, London
1996 - RSW Scottish Arts Club Award
1989 - James Torrance Memorial Award, Royal Glasgow Institute
2013 - Rendevous Gallery, Aberdeen "Take Three" Exhibition, Lewis
2011 - Meffan Institute Forfar "Saints from the Sea"
2010 - Invited artist Pittenweem Festival
2009 - Riverside Gallery, Stonehaven
2007 - Aberfeldy Mill "A Weather Eye"
Exhibited with the RSW, RWS, RSA, Aberdeen Artist Society, Royal Glasgow Institute
Various mixed exhibitions in the UK, Switzerland, Germany & Holland
Royal Collection - 2012
Mobil North Sea Ltd
Deloitt & Touche, Aberdeen
National Collection, University of Dundee
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