Olivia Irvine


Statement I paint using oil or egg tempera. I am interested in the way an image evolves from a combination of thoughts, ideas, memory, research, flights of fancy and the actual dynamics of the picture- making process. Much of my imagery is figurative and of seemingly ordinary yet surprising aspects of my everyday life. I include objects, my family, my home and places I have been. I become fascinated by the awkward and poetic moments of life, but also like to take them beyond the ordinary and into something more theatrical or filmic. Career Path Qualifications: 1993 MA, European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain 1986 Diploma in Postgraduate Studies in Painting, Edinburgh College of Art 1985 BA Honours, In Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art Teaching Experience: 2011/12 Office of Life Long Learning, Edinburgh College of Art 1994/11 Evening Class Tutor and Summer School tutor, Edinburgh College of Art 1994/00 Part-time Lecturer, Drawing and Painting, Edinburgh College of Art 1995/96 Part-time Lecturer, Fine Art, Grays School of Art, Aberdeen 1994 Visiting Lecturer (one day), MA European Fine Art, Winchester School of Art Areas of work: Adult education Curating Exhibiting Lecturing Workshops Collections: Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Lancome, Madrid, Spain Glasgow Museums, gifted by BBC Scotland City of Edinburgh Council University of Stirling, Scottish Arts Council bequest Paintings in Hospitals, Scotland read full statement

Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Activities Higher education, Further education, Adult education, Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Arts in health, Private commissions

News & Events

  • Being Somewhere

    23/05/2014 – 27/07/2014
    Duff House, Banff, Scotland

    This is my exhibition of 20 paintings in the historic Duff House in the royal borough of Banff. It is part of the Coast Festival, the theme of which is 'Coming Home'.

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