Art e-Facts 39

alison-watt-1.jpeg alison-watt-2.jpg alison-watt-3.jpg

Alison Watt was born in Greenock in 1965 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1983 to 1988. She gained early recognition as a painter, winning the National Portrait Gallery’s annual award as a student, then a commission to paint the Queen Mother’s portrait in 1989. Inspired by the nineteenth century painter Ingres, Watt’s portraits often focus upon the drapery which is traditionally used as a backdrop for the sitter. In her recent large-scale works, the human figure is entirely absent, allowing the texture and folds of the fabric to take centre stage.

FOR INFORMATION ON FINE ART COURSES IN EDINBURGH PLEASE CLICK HERE