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


“The hills, lochs, seas and skies are intentionally in a state of unresolved psychological flux; light and dark move around, tides rise and fall, 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.


Kirstie Cohen was born in Edinburgh and now lives and works in rural Inverness-shire. She studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and Glasgow School of Art.