Eona Murray Aitken

Email: ema651@yahoo.co.uk

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Near the summit, Acrylic on board, 39 x 39 cm

Lifelines I, Photopolymer gravure, 14.5 x 21 cm

Where are all the trees? Acrylic and sawdust on canvas, 51 x 66 cm

Glacial melt, Acrylic on paper, 30 x 40 cm

Footholds, Photopolymer gravure, 20.5 x 14.5 cm


Statement

My work has been continually influenced by landscape and gardens, in particular the textural features, composition and colours in Japanese garden design. More recently, my preoccupation with surface texture and light has included references to the arctic landscapes of Norway and the varied geological features of northwest Scotland and the Outer Hebrides.

I have also been exploring ways of translating images from my paintings into Photopolymer Gravure or Solarplate prints. As these are monochrome or with very limited colour range, they involve a reassessment of tonal values and depth in the original painted images which are further transformed by the printing process.



Biography

Born in Glasgow. Now lives in Edinburgh.
Began painting while training as a Primary School teacher in Glasgow.
Studied in Glasgow, Amsterdam and Edinburgh.
Travelled in Europe, Middle East, India, Japan, China and Swaziland.


CV

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