About Me



Wild, untamed nature. Rona Innes's formative years in the Caledonian pine forests of the Cairngorms are at the heart of her work. Intricate drawings collide with semi-chaotic actions as fluids and powders are layered up with detailed pen and brush work, echoing these landscapes and the spirit animals that inhabit them. Her marks and textures suggest the natural processes of erosion and weathering. Rona has been fascinated by corvids, ancient symbols and tribal artefacts for many years and remains entranced. 

Whether using paint, mixed media, charcoal or digital tools there are certain characteristics that typify her style: bold colours emerging from sooty black, multiple layers and gestural brush strokes combined with detailed mark making.

Spills and stains creep across the surfaces, suggesting a world where things can’t be fully controlled and will find their own path.

Rona has artwork in six continents and one of her dramatic paintings hangs in the Scottish Parliament.

 

PAST WORK 

After graduating from Goldsmiths College with a BA Hons in Fine Art and gaining a Masters Degree in Computers in Design at Middlesex University, Rona worked in London and Brighton as a commercial artist and a Hollywood feature film Special Effects artist. Her work appeared in international museums and as stage projections in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Southbank Centre and the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury. She has also created artwork for a number of bands including the Who, Ginger Wildheart, Julian Cope, Roky Erickson and the Lighting Seeds.

Rona is based at Wasps Artists Studios in Edinburgh.