I'm a Scottish artist based in Midlothian. I have a MA (Hons) in Fine Art from the University of Edinburgh/Edinburgh College of Art and a Postgraduate MA in the Conservation of Fine Art from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne.
I regularly visit gardens in my local area as a source of artistic inspiration. Lately I have been cultivating sweet peas, wildflowers, and planting tulips, rhododendrons and alliums in my own garden.
In 2023 I completed a one-year part-time course in Printmaking at Leith School of Art. During the printmaking year, I enjoyed monotype and mono-screenprinting, especially when trying to depict a summer haze. I’ve seen big changes in my painting thanks to the course – they are freer, I’m using collage more, and my mark-making and colours have more intensity.
Over the next year, I’d like to learn how to make my garden wilder and improve it’s palette so it becomes a stronger source of creativity for me.
Exhibitions include Near & Far: Paintings by Sarah Anderson & Nicola Coutts (Coburg House, Edinburgh), End of Year Show 2023, Leith School of Art, Closer to Nature (Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh), Artists at Work 1 & 2 (National Galleries of Scotland), Festival & Winter exhibitions (Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh), Society of Scottish Artists (Royal Scottish Academy), The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Science at the heART of Summerhall (Edinburgh International Science Festival) and Particle (WASPS Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh).
Selected Press Coverage
Galleries: Art inspired by film and memory The Herald
Artist’s Edinburgh exhibition is leading her to more this summer Edinburgh Reporter
Where in the world do art and science meet? MAP Magazine