Wild, untamed nature. Mischievous animals and gestural mark making are at the heart of Rona’s work. Intricate drawings are layered up with abstract brushstrokes, drips and stains creating textures that echo the natural processes of erosion and weathering.
Rona aims to combine her love of nature, ancient artefacts, Japanese woodblock prints and contemporary art into a unique and recognisable style.
Rona is a mixed media artist and works with a range of materials including paint, ink, pencil, charcoal, collage and digital tools. She enjoys painting on wood and incorporating the natural wood grain into her artwork.
Along with painting and drawing, she designs and illustrates a range of wearable art including outdoor sports scarves made from recycled bottles and functional products such as homeware and stationery.
Rona has artwork in six continents and one of her dramatic paintings hangs in an office in the Scottish Parliament.
She is especially fond on corvids so you will often find a crow hiding in her artwork!
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 digital artwork 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.