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Anna Somerville

Anna Somerville
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Anna Somerville, born in Edinburgh 1978, studied Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art and graduated in the year 2000. In the same year, at the RSA Student Exhibition, she won the Elizabeth Blackadder & John Houston Travel Award, which she took up in Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2002 she held her first solo show of paintings, inspired by her travel to Mexico, at Friction Gallery in Edinburgh. In 2003, she was awarded the Anne Redpath prize for painting, during the annual Visual Arts for Scotland Exhibition. Since graduating from ECA, her work has been sold to private collectors, businesses and restaurants, and she has exhibited her work in many galleries and alternative spaces. Anna describes her work as 'emotionally charged, painterly and expressive', and art critic Colin Gleadell, in his article 'The Power of Paint', compared her to ' Turner at his most fluid and some of the more abstract American Expressionists'.
2017 Solo Show, Horizon, &Gallery, Edinburgh
2016 Solo Show, Paintscapes, &Collective, Bridge of Allan
2016 Moving Mountains, An Ealdhain Arts Trust, Fort William
2015 Solo Show, 25 White Space Gallery, Edinburgh
2015 Solo Show, Summerhall, Edinburgh
2015 Tendenze Contemporanee, Galleria Merlino, Florence
2014 Motion in Paint, Patriot Hall, Edinburgh
2010 Group Show, The BackGate Gallery, Pittenweem
2009 Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition
2008 Solo Show, Covet, Edinburgh
2007 Group Show, Scotland Art, Edinburgh
2005 Joan Eardly & Lill Neilson, Phoenix 369, Edinburgh
2005 Group Show, Scotland Art, Edinburgh
2004 Invited Artist, Edinburgh International Conference Centre
2004 Solo Show, Alternative Gallery Space, Glasgow
2003 Group Show, Scotland Art, Edinburgh
2003 Anne Redpath Painting Prize, VAS, Edinburgh
2003 VAS Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh
2002 Solo Show, Friction Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 VAS Annual Exhibition, NGS, Edinburgh
2000 Elizabeth Blackadder & John Houston Travel Award, RSA, Edinburgh
2000 RSA Annual Student Exhibition, Edinburgh
  • Anna Somerville
  • Waterfall
  • Oil
  • Anna Somerville
  • Imagine
  • Oil
Crimson Night Sky
  • Anna Somerville
  • Crimson Night Sky
  • Oil
The Conjurer
  • Anna Somerville
  • The Conjurer
  • Oil