Painter Alison Watt explores the inspirations behind her artworks in an essay recorded in front of an audience in Edinburgh.
Painter Alison Watt explores the inspirations behind her artwork, in an essay recorded in front of an audience at the Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh. This is the first in a five-part series about artistic insprations delivered by artists based in Scotland working in a variety of media. Later in the series Andrew Millar, Kevin Harman, Ruth Ewan, and Claire Barclay all talk about their work.
Alison Watt was born in Greenock in 1965 and studied at Glasgow School of Art. Her exquisitely painted canvases suggest swathes of fabric edging towards the abstract whilst retaining a strange, almost sensual quality suggestive of a human presence or absence. From 2006 to 2008, Watt was the Associate Artist at The National Gallery in London. Her work is held in many prestigious public collections including Uffizi Gallery, Florence, The National Portrait Gallery, London, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the British Council.
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