Bio : Heather M Nisbet

Scottish artist, Heather M Nisbet creates her work in a contemporary style, depicting colourful landscapes of patchwork fields and characterful cottages.

She trained with the Open College of the Arts, and attended night classes at The Glasgow School of Art. Heather continued to develop her drawing skills and painting techniques – sketching her work in charcoal, before using acrylic paints and others mediums to produce her signature textured effect. She says:

"I like the results you get when you smudge a charcoal line and apply dilute paint to it; some of the charcoal flows into the colour, which can add texture and a bit more interest to the image. Occasionally I’ll then apply more charcoal and other media (such as oil sticks or pastel) on top – and then I blend and fix it all with the finishing varnish.”

Heather now spends her days painting in the studio and walking around her home town of Kirkcudbright, in Dumfies and Galloway, with her Jack Russell terrier, sketching and taking photos to use to create new work.