Fife and works as a freelance artist specialising in Scottish land and
seascapes. Art has been her passion for as long as
she can remember and although mainly self-taught, she specialised in Art while
undertaking an Education degree in Glasgow.
While continuing to paint, she taught in schools for several years before
becoming a fulltime artist in 2009. She feels that the true freedom of
expression experienced as a self-taught artist has allowed her to develop her
own unique style which is a clear personal reflection of how she perceives the
beauty of the world around her and her place in it.
Catriona was born in Kirkcaldy and although based in Fife (often reflected in
her depictions of local scenes), Catriona’s roots lie in the Hebrides. Her
fascinating Gaelic ancestry links her directly to
Neil MacEachen who
sailed with Bonnie Prince Charlie "over the sea to Skye"
and on to France with him after the '45, and also to his kinswoman Flora
Catriona's work is influenced primarily by her love of nature. The intense
colours, perpetually changing light, perfect forms and dramatic land and
seascapes of the natural world of her homeland are a constant source of
fascination and inspiration. She uses a variety of media depending on the mood
or atmosphere she wishes to convey. She often chooses to work in acrylic to
fully capture the vivid hues of a dramatic East Coast sunrise or Hebridean