Scottish artist Kirstie Cohen (b. 1963) is known for her dramatic and often moody landscape paintings. These are created through the meticulous layering and manipulation of slow-drying oil-paint that gives her work depth, richness and quality. It is a method of working that brings many intuitive decisions to each painting, anchored to forms of moor, mountain and sea, also creating a world of feeling through abstraction.

 

“The hills, lochs, seas and skies are intentionally in a state of unresolved flux; light and dark move around, tides rise and fall, and the flatness of a moor can also be the rolling of the sea… and the land is alive, her paintings are alive.”
Tony Davidson, Director, Kilmorack Gallery.