Wendy Sutherland

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Snow, ink and acrylic on paper

Brora, Sutherland: 1975 - 86
Edinburgh: 1986 - 92
Tobermory, Isle of Mull: 1992 - 94
Inverness-shire: 1994 - to present day

Edinburgh College of Art, Bachelor of Arts (Hons - 1st class) 1997
Master of Fine Art 1999

art tm, Inverness (solo); Kilmorack Gallery, By Beauly; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Glasgow; Brown's Gallery, Tain; The Unknown Gallery, Edinburgh; Vital Art Exhibition-The Gallery, Cow-Cross Street, London; Glasgow Art Fair; Edinburgh College of Art, Postgraduate Exhibition, "Black and White"; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, "Annual Students Exhibition"; Lochaber Art Society, Fort William, "Annual Exhibition" (96/97/98); Atkinson Gallery, Ida Branson Bequest Exhibition, Somerset; Stenton Gallery "Out of Edinburgh"; Boath House Gallery, Nairn (1998); Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan (1998); E1 Gallery, Spitalfields, London (solo); Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Diorama Gallery, London; Aberdeen-shire Heritage, two person show, "Inner Landscape"; Highlands and Islands Open - (Tour Venues: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery & art.tm, Inverness; lona Gallery; Highland Folk Museum, Kingussie; Timespan Heritage Centre, Helmsdale; St Fergus Gallery, Wick; Swanson Gallery, Thurso; Lochaber area) Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh; Edinburgh College of Art, "Assembly Point"; Ogilvy and Estill, Conwy, Wales, "Expressions"; Edinburgh College of Art, "Annual January Exhibition" (95/96/97)
Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; Candid Art Gallery, London; Coningsby Gallery, London "Life Forms"; Frames Gallery, Perth; East Sutherland Art Society, Golspie; Peterborough, "Fruits of the Forest" & residency
University Staff Club, Edinburgh, "Visions of Six"; Glen Gorm Castle, Isle of Mull (1993)

Art Awards/Prizes
Queens Anniversary Award for work produced 1995/96
Travel Scholarship, Andrew Grant Memorial Fund: March, 1996
D.M. Hall Centenary Competition - 2nd prize awarded for painting: March, 1997
Landscape Award, The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh: 7th March, 1998
Judges Commendation, Highland Open: 31 July, 1998
Materials Scholarship, Andrew Grant Memorial Fund: June, 1999

Public Commissions
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 1999
Canary Riverside Hotel, London: Four paintings, October 1999

D.M. Hall Centenary Competition Press Release, Wednesday 5 March 1997:
"Wendy's paintings evoke the landscape sources upon which all of her work draws. While almost monochromatic, it is rich in colour, subtly composed and sensitively painted." Kirkland Main
The Herald - Review for the "Visions of Six" Exhibition, August 1996
"Wendy Sutherland, winner of the third year students' Queens Anniversary Award, presents powerful, dark pieces - enveloping, claustrophobic darknesses split by slits of light, echoes of her native Northern forests." Sally Kerr
The Scotsman - Review for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, June 1997
"Wendy Sutherland paints in a way that is reminiscent of William Johnstone's great abstract landscapes." Duncan Macmillan
The Scotsman Review for the Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, June 1998
"Wendy Sutherland is a powerful free abstract painter." Duncan Macmillan

Artist's Statement
The Highland landscape is for me a poetic subject. My memories are an important source for my work, however it is when these impressions are translated through the language of paint and other mixed media that I feel that my images become some thing more than traditional Scottish landscape painting. The process by which these images are made is very important to me. The process ranges from physically throwing paint and pigment onto the canvas to delicately drawing and rendering images. Although the figure is abandoned my work I consider it to be very much about a human relationship to the landscape.