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Fiona Matheson

Fiona Matheson
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As an award-winning established artist, contemporary, expressive landscapes unmistakably capture the uncompromising essence of Scotland. Colourful paintings pay homage to the Scottish homeland and welcome you in, inviting you to be part of my visual journey which embraces the history, culture and traditions which thrive throughout the highlands and beyond. I exhibit widely and work is held in global private collections. Seeing work hung outside the studio in a different context is rewarding.
I paint each day in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Experimental mark-making and creative use of materials is derived from my early training. To combine this approach with the imagery of my surroundings can be unpredictable and challenging.
I am often quoted as saying ” Let the materials do the work “. Each painting is made from several layers of colour, often working on more than one piece at a time.
” The process is as exciting as the outcome…..always looking for visual elements that interest me which build up in my subconsciousness like a visual sketchbook “
The progress of my artwork has constantly evolved and developed through experimentation, responding to feedback and through sustained execution. I learn from the reaction of others, to move on and push new boundaries.
Fiona Matheson BA (Hons)
Education & Qualifications
1995-1996 De Montfort University PGCE Education, Art & Design
1983-1986 Winchester School of Art BA (Hons) Textiles
1982-1983 Kingston University Foundation Art & Design
Work History
2005 - date Painter and Tutor
2005-2009 Art Teacher, Moray Firth Middle School and home tutoring/portfolio development
1996-1997 Art Teacher, Chellaston Technology College - GCSE, A’ Level and GNVQ
1990-1995 Senior Menswear Designer Courtaulds , Major supplier to Marks and Spencer. Elected member of Courtauld’s Design committee. Travel to New York, Italy, Germany, France.
1987-1990 Knitwear designer, Coates Vyella
1986-1987 Textile Designer
‘Young Designer into industry’ awarded by the Royal Society of Arts
Gallery Artist
City Contemporary Art, Perth
Greens and Blues, North Berwick
Heriot Gallery, Edinburgh
Whitehouse Gallery, Oxford
Castle Gallery, Inverness
Aberfeldy Gallery
Logie Steading, Forres
Inverness Creative Academy
Sea of Thought
  • Fiona Matheson
  • Sea of Thought
  • Oil
The Colour of this World
  • Fiona Matheson
  • The Colour of this World
  • Oil
Silence of the White Wind
  • Fiona Matheson
  • Silence of the White Wind
  • Oil
Sunken Memory
  • Fiona Matheson
  • Sunken Memory
  • Oil
Show this Hidden Land
  • Fiona Matheson
  • Show this Hidden Land
  • Oil