exhibitions & events 2023
Glasgow Print Studio Ground Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 08 - 30 September 2023
Preview: Thursday 07 September, 6-8pm
Fiona Watson is an artist with a diverse body of work including etching, digital imaging, screenprinting, photography, collage, land art and painting.
Her work is characterised by a whimsical, yet sometimes cynical, playfulness. She is interested in Eastern mysticism and symbolism and is fascinated by the patterns, rhythms, forms and colours of nature in a microscopic and macroscopic sense.
Watson was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, and moved to London as a child. She trained as a biologist and worked as a medical journalist until 1996. Studying Biological Sciences at Leicester University taught her to focus and explore possibilities, and gave her a view into an unseen world. Observation, interpretation and creativity are fundamental in both the sciences and art, and Fiona successfully harnesses these skills to create artworks which are both beautiful and meticulous.
Fiona has exhibited extensively in the UK and internationally. She has work in public and private collections around the world including Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, New Hall College Women’s Art Collection, Cambridge, Royal Bank of Scotland, Stirling University and International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is a prominent member of the Glasgow Print Studio and exhibits regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Shows, London. In 2015 Watson had her first solo show at Glasgow Print Studio, All of This is Anything, producing a large body of new works across several print media.
Image: Fiona Watson, 'The Starry Messenger', etching, 2023, image size 40.5 x 33 cm, paper size 56 x 48 cm, edition of 20. Fiona Watson, 'Botanics by Twilight', digital pigment print, 2023, 56 x 76 cm, edition of 10.