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 Madeleine Hand

MADELEINE HAND was born in Motherwell in 1959. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1981, where she specialised in illustration. Her work has a strong individual and recognisable style; it is defined by an immaculate sense of line and colour, coupled with an unerring eye for making the everyday moments of life beautiful. Madeleine loves the paintings of the 1940s and has been inspired by the work of Eric Ravilious and Evelyn Dunbar.Madeleine Hand artist


For the last few years she has been involved in a Community Growing Project in Dunkeld, where those involved grow and harvest vegetables, flowers and herbs for the village markets. The subject of fields, farming, contemplation and celebration often feature in her painting.


Madeleine Hand currently divides her time between commissions and painting. She has been commissioned to produce work for Scottish Ballet, Ivor Cutler, Dunkeld Records and Perth Festival of the Arts. Widely exhibited across Britain, she now lives and works in Perthshire.


Born in Motherwell in 1959

Attended Glasgow School of Art 1976-81
Specialised in Illustration

Post Graduate at Glasgow School of Art 1981

Awarded Travelling Scholarship to Portugal 1981

Community Artist at The Pierce Institute, Govan 1982

One of a group of artists to set up Inks Art and Design, a gallery/ workshop in Birnam 1988-91

Part-time Teacher of Art and Design at The New School, Butterstone since 1992
Helped establish Zigzags, an outlet for arts and crafts in Dunkeld



Commissions include : Promotional poster for Ivor Cutler
Scottish Ballet Workshop brochure
Illustration work for Dunkeld Records
Illustrations for Perth Festival of the Arts Brochure 2008-2011
Illustration and promotional material for ‘The Field’ Community Growing Project Dunkeld 2014
Promotional Design ‘The Taybank’ - Dunkeld
Illustrated map of Dunkeld and Birnam [The Taybank Dunkeld]


Exhibitions include :
 Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld 1994-2004

SAAC, R.S.A. Edinburgh 1998

The Strathearn Gallery, Crieff 1999

RGI Glasgow 2002, 2003

The Birnam Institute 2004

The Heart of Art RGI 2005

Lime Gallery, Glasgow 2005, 2007

Frames Gallery, Perth 2006, 2007

The Leaping Hare, Wyken Hall, Suffolk 2006, 2007
Frames Gallery, Perth (solo) 2008

Frames Gallery (solo) 2010
Affordable Art Fair Battersea London 2011
The Tolquhon Gallery Summer Show 2011
The Whitehouse Gallery Christmas Show 2011
Frames Gallery Art of the Dance 2012
Tolquhon Gallery Solo Exhibition May 2012
Solo Show Frames Gallery June 2013
Fisher Gallery Pitenweem Aug 2014-2015
Frames Gallery Solo Show Oct 2014
Tolquhon Gallery Spring Show April 2015
Whitehouse Gallery Kirkcudbright Summer Exhibition 2015
The Thistle Gallery Glasgow 2015


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