Woodside, Christine A RGI

Elected to RSW 1993
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Artists Statement

Winning the RGI Whisky Travel Award to Venice, Sienna and Florence was a major event in my life as a painter. I decided to use Japanese handmade paper to convey the rich colour and texture. My tastebuds for travel have been developed since 1996 and that award; I have enjoyed Tunisia, Greece, Spain and Morocco. Tunisia with its searing light, intriguing dark alleyways and fabulous colour was inspirational - but moving to Fife and building a studio looking out to the Fife Lomonds has also been very special whether the hills are dusted with snow or shrouded in mist they have a magical quality.

Biography

Studied at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Awarded Post Diploma High Commended. Hospitalfield Summer School with Jack Knox as Visiting Lecturer. Studied at Aberdeen Teacher Training College where I was awarded distinction. I have two children Jill and Ross and now have a gorgeous granddaughter Holly. I live with my partner Charlie MacQueen in our beloved Auchtermuchty. Was elected an RGI in 1999

Awards

1999 - Alexander Graham Munro Award, RSW
1996 - Lily McDougall Award/Alva Computer Purchase Prize, SAAC
          - Saltire Society Purchase Prize for RSA's Permanent Collection
          - May Marshall Brown Award, RSW
1995 - Whisky Travel Award, RGI

Selected Exhibitions

Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Ainscough Contemporary Art, London
Thompson's Gallery, Dover Street, London
Thompson's Gallery, Marylebone, London
Panter & Hall, London
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton
Waterford Gallery, Hale, Cheshire
Broadway Modern
Green Gallery, Aberfoyle
Frames Gallery, Perth

Public Collections

Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Advocates Library, Edinburgh
Saltire Society
Halifax Building Society
Aberdeen Education Authority
Arbroath Library

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