17 Temmuz 2012 Salı

Christine Woodside


She studied art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, graduating in 1963, and began exhibiting professionally almost immediately. She won the prestigious David Murray Scholarship for Landscape painting in 1966 and then the Hospitalfield Scholarship in 1968 and began to receive much critical acclaim throughout Scotland.

Christine’s priorities changed in the early 70’s when the demands of a young family overtook her art career and it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that she returned to the exhibiting world and began to receive serious attention.

In 1993 she was elected to membership of the RSW and two years later she won the Teachers Whisky Travel Scholarship at the RGI. This allowed her the travel opportunity of a visit to North Africa and the experience changed both her style and interpretation. Before she had focused on simplicity of composition and usually used a watercolour medium, whereas from this study tour she moved to thick and textured paintings, often in bold and bright colours.

The change marked a step forward in terms of recognition, and her works began to be bought and subsequently feature in a number of permanent collections. In 1996 her work was purchased for the Royal Scottish Academy as well as other similar bodies in different parts of the country.

In 1999 she was elected as a Member of the RGI.

Since then Christine has exhibited extensively in carefully selected galleries where she has had successful shows both in terms of solo shows and as participating in various mixed shows.

We were delighted to select a painting by Christine as the winner of our first Gullane Art Gallery Award in the RSW annual exhibition 2012.
































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