McWhirter, Alison Curriculum Vitae
Alison Lindsay McWhirter BA MA
Alison McWhirter was born in Dumfries in 1975.
McWhirter attended Bath Academy where she was trained as a painter gaining a BA Fine Art and a postgraduate MFA in (1998) in (2000). The Bath academy has produced such luminaries as Howard Hodgkin, Terry Frost and William Crozier. On the completion of her studies McWhirter then joined the teaching profession and taught the study of art throughout 2003 to 2010. McWhirter continued with her own practice and worked part-time as a freelance photographer and writer for a publishing company in Bath.
Since moving to Glasgow in June, Alison has been accepted by the Royal Glasgow Institute to exhibit work in their prestigious Annual show.
Alison also had exposure in The Scotland on Sunday this year, where she was described as 'The new Scottish Colourist'.
McWhirter also has a grounding in art therapy. McWhirter realised that her true calling was actually in painting itself in 2008 when she decided to return to her native Scotland to live permanently and focus on her career as an artist. McWhirter is proud to be part of a new generation of Scottish colourists.
McWhirter has shown nationally in Britain with many solo exhibitions being held in Scotland. Her works are in permanent private exhibitions and are collected throughout Britain.
This collection of new work which is being showcased at Scotland Art is a new departure from large still life painting to more intimate single studies of roses and other flowers. An emphasis on strong bold colour creates depth and form and most importantly atmosphere.