CATRIONA CAMPBELL was born and brought up in Dollar and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1957 – 1961. She is the daughter of artist, Ian Campbell, who first inspired her and taught her to observe. Catriona was “taught by a man who was taught by a man who was taught by a man who was taught by Manet.”
Whilst attending Glasgow School of Art, she was taught by David Donaldson and Mary Armour among others. She learned the importance of space from the works of Degas, Uccello and Velasquez. Her love of colour and light is clear in her work which highlights Catriona’s fascination with the shapes figures make and the spaces formed between them.She continues to have an interest in figure painting and is a wonderful observer of human situations. She also has a love and knowledge of horses, which often inform her subject matter. She works mainly in oils, which she handles with great facility.
She has been awarded the GSA Somerville Shanks Prize for Portraiture, the Society of Scottish Woman Artists Founder’s Prize, the Anne Redpath Award and Morton Fraser Award. Catriona exhibits widely and has been a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Glasgow Institute, The Society of Scottish Artists and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has been a member of Visual Arts, Scotland since 1986 (previously The Society of Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen). Her work is in public and private collections in the UK, Spain, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.