Madeleine Hand

Artist Biography

Madeleine Hand Born in Motherwell in 1959Attended Glasgow School of Art 1976-81 Specialised in Illustration Post Graduate at Glasgow School of Art 1981Awarded Travelling Scholarship to Portugal 1981Community Artist at The Pierce Institute, Govan 1982One of a group of artists to set up Inks Art and Design, a gallery/ workshop in Birnam 1988-91Part-time Teacher of Art and Design at The New School, Butterstone since 1992 Helped establish Zigzags, an outlet for arts and crafts in Dunkeld

Commissions include :

Promotional poster for Ivor Cutler

Scottish Ballet Workshop Brochure

Illustration work for Dunkeld Records

Illustrations for Perth Festival of the Arts Brochure 2008-2011

Illustration and promotional material for ‘The Field’ Community Growing Project Dunkeld  2014

Poster Design ‘The Taybank’ - Dunkeld

Artist Statement

Field Days

My latest series of watercolour paintings have been inspired by country walks, farming and fields. I try and capture the connection between ourselves and the landscape and use old barns, patterns and pathways as inspiration for imaginary journeys.

I have always loved the watercolours of Eric Ravilious, and the lino cuts of Robert Tavener and Sybil Andrews. More recently I have discovered the figurative paintings of the American artist Will Barnet.  I love the simplicity of his compositions and the mood he evokes.

Selected Exhibitions 

Exhibitions include :

Atholl Gallery, Dunkeld 1994-2004

SAAC, R.S.A. Edinburgh 1998

RGI Glasgow 2002, 2003

The Birnam Institute 2004

The Heart of Art RGI 2005

Lime Gallery, Glasgow 2005, 200

Frames Gallery, Perth 2006, 2007

The Leaping Hare, Wyken Hall, Suffolk 2006, 2007

Broughton Gallerv 2007

Frames Gallery, Perth (solo) 2008- 2010

Affordable Art Fair Battersea London 2011

The Tolquhon Gallery  Summer Show 2011

The Whitehouse Gallery Christmas Show 2011

Frames Gallery  Art of the Dance  2012

Tolquhon Gallery Solo Exhibition May 2012

Solo Show Frames Gallery  June 2013

Fisher Gallery Pitenweem  Aug 2014

Frames Gallery Solo Show  Oct 2014

Tolquhon Gallery Spring Show  April 2015

Whitehouse Gallery Kirkudbright  Summer Exhibition 2015

Fisher Gallery Pitenweem Aug 2015 Aug 2016 Dec 2016

Tolquhon Gallery Solo Show May 2016

Tatha Gallery   2017

Frames Gallery Solo Show  May 2018

Tolquhon Gallery Sept 2018