Scotland’s Artists: About our Artists
Scottish Art is thriving and the public’s interest in it is greater than at any time in recent memory. Scotland has nurtured successive generations of artists who have been ranked alongside their contemporaries worldwide. Their contribution to the world of art far outweighs our size as a nation. We’re delighted to work with so many talented artists in promoting Scottish Art both at home and abroad.
Nikki Monaghan was born in 1971. She gained a BA Hons in Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles in 1994. Nikki lives in Falkirk and is inspired by the landscape, and the patterns and textures found in our everyday surroundings.
After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee in 1987 she went on to become the Merchandise designer with the National Trust for Scotland. A similar post with Historic Scotland followed as well as demonstrating for an international art materials company. She now concentrates on painting “jaunty, juicy landscapes” in her Dundee studio and exhibiting throughout the UK and Ireland.
Glasgow born artist Dronma graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1969. As a full time painter, Dronma exhibits regularly throughout the UK and is a member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists. Her vivid landscapes have gained her a fine reputation amongst discerning buyers of contemporary Scottish Art, and are in prestigious private collections world-wide.
enny Tylden Wright studied printed textiles at Winchester School of Art, England, and completed a masters degree in printed textiles at the Royal College of Art in London. She worked as a freelance textile designer for two years before deciding to become an illustrator. Her work has featured on many book jackets, including Hilary Clinton’s book “It Takes a Village”, and most major book publishers have commissioned her. Jenny’s work has also been used for advertising campaigns, art prints and stationery.
Jenny used to work purely with crayon but now she creates a lino cut feeling to her work by scanning a monotone crayon drawing into the computer and then adding and changing colours. Stylised animal, tree, plant and landscape subjects inspire Jenny. She loves lino cut prints and enjoys gardening.