Wild, untamed nature. Rona grew up hill climbing in the Cairngorms with a nature loving family.
Her evocative, otherworldly and surreal paintings are inspired by her memories and experiences of the flora and fauna from these wild places.
Fluids and powders are layered up with detailed brush work, echoing the environment that her spirit animals inhabit. 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.
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 Leith.