Scottish artist KIRSTIE COHEN (b. 1963) is known for her dramatic landscape paintings. These are created through the laborious layering and manipulating slow-drying oil-paint.

Growing up in North Berwick and now living in Inverness-shire, COHEN has rarely been away from mountains and sea, which are so central to her work. Her sublime paintings also have strong abstract elements in them and this gives them qualities that will endure. In the words of Kilmorack Gallery’s director.

“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.”