Marie Louise Wrightson

Marie Louise Wrightson in her studioMARIE LOUISE WRIGHTSON is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.  Following a degree in Fine Art, she also took a Masters.  Since graduating in 2005, she has exhibited widely and her work is held in numerous collections.

“Like many people, I have been influenced and inspired by fairy tales, cartoons, films and children’s books; especially the Alice in Wonderland stories.  With cautionary messages and wonderful worlds in which to escape, little Alice, the Mad Hatter and The Queen of Hearts have always created an endless fascination and curiosity of wonder for me. With my work I have explored a more grown up Alice, an Alice who is still full of wonder and surprise but who also embraces all the delights of Wonderland during her fantastical journeys.An all important part of the stories, is for me the visual attraction of the books illustrations. I have always looked at the illustrations first and read the words later, “partly due to my dyslexia”, but also because I am always completely absorbed by the fabulous drawings within the books. For me the drawings bring the characters to life, allowing the reader to fall down into the rabbit hole with Alice and visualise Wonderland for them self.”

In 2015 Marie signed a contract with an art publisher and distributor making them sole distributor for all her future work so we will no longer be able to exhibit her paintings.

 

 

 Education

2005 MFA, Master of Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland2004 BA (Hons), Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland

 Solo Exhibitions

2012 Down The Rabbit Hole, The Leith Galery, Edinburgh

2011 Feature Opening, Gallery Q, Dundee

2011 Three Woman Show, The Leith Gallery, Scotland

2009 Winter Collection, Three man show, The Queens Gallery, Dundee

2008 Two Man Show, The Queen's Gallery, Scotland

2008 Phantasma, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

 Selected Group Exhibitions

2012 Bristol Affordable Art Fair, Brunel's Old Station, Bristol

2012 Mixed Exhibtion, Alpha Art, Edinburgh

2012 Glasgow Art Fair, Gallery Q, Thistle Glasgow Hotel

2012 Winter Exhibition, York Fine Arts, York

2011 Winter Exhibition, The Colomb Art Gallery, London

2011 Newcastle and Gateshead Art Fair, The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Gates

2011 Pittenweem Art's Festival, The Fisher Studio's Gallery, Pittenweem

2011 Mixed Exhibition, The Sun Gallery, Scotland

2010 Edinburgh Art Fair, Queen's Gallery, Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

2010 Mixed Show, Scotland Art, Bath Street, Glasgow

2010 Cambridge Art Fair, with The Queens Gallery, Chilford Hall Conference Centre, Cambridge

2010 Coast Festival, Macduff Hall, Banff, Scotland

2009 Mixed Show, The Barefoot Gallery, Boston Spa

2009 Mixed Exhibition, The Archtects Gallery, London

2009 'Shall Brithers Be For A 'That, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

2008 Winter 2008 Exhibition, Frames Gallery, Perth

2008 The Mixed Summer Exhibition, Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen

2006 Past Present, Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery's, Kirkcaldy, Scotland

2006 The London Affordable Art Fair, The Leith Gallery, Battersea, London

2006 Past Present, St Andrews Museum, St Andrews

2006 Festival 2006, The Leith Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh

2006 New Faces, Gallery Heinzel Contemporary Art, Aberdeen, Scotland

2006 January Show, Merchant Gate Gallery, Glasgow

2005 The 2005 Open Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2005 Masters Expo 2005, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland

2005 Paintings, Still Life, The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle, Scotland

2005 117th Annual Exhibition, Paisley Art Institute, Paisley Museum and Gallerys, Paisley

2005 Paintings, New Faces Exhibition 2005, The Leith Gallery, Leith, Edinburgh

2004 Painting, Royal Scottish Academy Students Exhibitions 2004, Edinburgh

2004 Drawings, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh

2004 Paintings, The Portal Gallery, London

2004 Paintings, The Red Door Gallery, Edinburgh

 Private commissions

2005 Jane's War, 612 Air Transportable Surgical Squadron, RAF Leuchars, Scotland

 Public commissions

2006 Past Present, St Andrews Museum, and Kirkcaldy Museum, Fife, Scotland Projects

2005 The decline of the Scottish Fishing Industry, The Scottish Fisheries Museum, Anstruther, Scotland

 Competitions, prizes and awards

2007 Pittenweem Arts Festival Bursary, Pittenweem, Scotland Educational experience - present

2006 Past Present, The Big Draw, St Andrews Museum, St Andrews, Fife Publications

2011 Marylebone Journal

2010 Art Mag, Scotland.

2010 Homes and interiors Scotland

2009 Marylebone Journal

2009 The Richmond Magazine

2008 Scot Magazine2008 Portrait of the East Neuk

2007 Artists & Illustrators

 Collections

2010 Private Collection, Philippa Forrester, TV Presenter, Environmentalist

2007 Private Collection, St Andrews Museum, St Andrews

2006 Private Collections, Clarissa Dickson-Wright, (TV Cook, Presenter), UK

2005 Private Collections, 612 Air Transportable Surgical Squadron, Scotland

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