Rona MacLean grew up on Loch Lomond side where her love of the natural world was fostered. She taught History and was Principal Teacher of Guidance at a large Fife high school until taking early retirement in order to concentrate on painting and printmaking. She has always drawn and painted and has completed a number of courses at Edinburgh College of Art, Leith School of Art, a four year painting course with the Open College of the Arts and various courses at Edinburgh Printmakers. Recent paintings have focused on the world of the allotment in winter. Her multi layered screen prints often feature native British trees. She has been a member of Edinburgh Printmakers for more than a decade and has a studio at St Margaret’s House in Edinburgh. She is a member of the Society of Scottish Artists and visual Arts Scotland. Her work has been shown in a number of exhibitions including the RSA, PAI and the SSA. She also has work on a permanent basis at Edinburgh Printmakers.