Anderson, Margaret

I studied at Edinburgh College of Art/Edinburgh University and awarded a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree in 2014. I paint professionally and have an artist studio at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. I have been involved in exhibitions both in the UK and in Europe and many of my paintings are in private collections. I work as an Occupational Therapist, part time, in Adult Mental Health. I am interested in poignancy of memory traces and how we, as people, travel through life leaving marks, line and a narrative upon the landscape both psychologically and physically. Thomas Clark surmised, “For the right understanding of a landscape, information must come to the intelligence from all the senses”. My paintings are concerned with colour, the exploration of paint and an organic, process-led practice, which facilitates abstraction and the separation from the original image. Glazes and natural pigments are applied in thin layers over a period of time to create luminosity and a richness of colour.