Landscapes on view

Exhibition for NY-based Scots painter

Catriona HerdScottish painter Catriona Herd, who is married to journalist Mark McSherry, is exhibiting her latest work at the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh.

The exhibition – ‘European Landscapes’ – runs until the end of the month and features works done from plein air (outdoor) sketching and painting during her travels in France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland and England’s Lake District in the summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

These trips included a six-week painting scholarship at the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France in 2013.

Glasgow-born Herd has been based in New York since 2003 and has staged exhibitions in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Scotland in recent years. Her painting ‘Copper Tree, Evora, Portugal’ won a 2009 Jean Gates Award in New York.

Herd graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee, Scotland, in the 1980s after five years of study including a postgraduate year and selection to paint at the Hospitalfield House master class.

Her teachers at Dundee included veteran Scottish painters James Morrison, Alberto Morocco and Jack Knox, who was a major influence.

Following spells in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and New Zealand, Herd moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003 with her husband, a former Scotsman and Sunday Times Scotland journalist who is a professor in journalism.

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