Rona has been a professional artist for over twenty-five years; first as a tapestry weaver, then as a painter in watercolour and finally using acrylic and mixed media.
"During my secondary education I received virtually no art education at all. It was not until I was 18 that I discovered an interest in the subject. However by that time it was too late to pursue it so I chose a career as a primary teacher taking an additional qualification in special educational needs.
I continued to draw and weave whenever I could until I finally left teaching to have a family. At this point I saw an opportunity to exhibit my work through galleries, also becoming a member of the Scottish Craft Centre in Edinburgh.
Over the years I have exhibited in many galleries in The UK and my work has also been bought by collectors in Europe, America and Australia. See the Exhibitions page for details.
I believe that art is about visual impact, not words. As a teacher my job is to communicate. So too is the role of the artist.
Consequently I describe my work as being simply 'about nature'. It's about changing weather,seasons and places I know and love. It's about the passing of time.
I use mainly acrylic paint with a range of mediums. Each piece is improvisational with no pencil marks on the paper or canvas and will be worked until I'm satisfied with it, however long it takes."
The Strathearn Gallery | 32 West High Street | Crieff | Perthshire | PH7 4DL