Rona Innes

ARTIST STATEMENT

Mark making and nature are my passions, especially the themes of erosion, corrosion and nature’s cycles.

I combine multiple processes to create a style that attempts to capture the personality and individual nuances of the subject. Based on observation, memory and imagination my style is intricately detailed while retaining a playful exploration of materials.

My Leith based studio is full of of feathers, lichen, pieces of bark and interesting textures collected or photographed on walks.

Growing up in North East Scotland introduced me to flora and fauna while camping and hill climbing in the Cairngorms. The extreme weather, geology and wilderness have had a lasting impact on my work.

ABOUT ME

After graduating in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and completing a Masters in Computers in Design at Middlesex University I worked as a Special Effects Artist on Hollywood feature films. The digital techniques have proved invaluable when combining hand drawn artwork with multiple layers of photographic textures or doing prep work for printmaking.

While living ‘down south’ I freelanced as a commercial artist. My work appeared in national museums including The Churchill War Rooms, on digital billboards around the world and as stage projections in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, The Southbank Centre and on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

I also worked with bands including The Who and Julian Cope and had work in window displays and interiors of leading high street retailers including Selfridges and DicksonCyberExpress in Hong Kong.

During this period I also lectured in several universities including Glasgow School of Art and the London College of Music & Media.