Catharine Davison is a visual artist based in Edinburgh where she combines a career as both an artist and educator. Drawing and painting from direct observation on location is at the heart of her practise. She has been showing her work throughout the UK since 1994, winning several professional exhibition awards. This included the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in 2014 for creative representational painting at the Mall Galleries, London. Her work is represented by the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. She is currently involved with the planning and delivery of courses at the University of Edinburgh, Leith School of Art, The National Galleries of Scotland and at the Loretto School in Musselburgh.

From Holyrood Park  Catharine Davison Oil on Board, 50 x 60 cm

From Holyrood Park
Catharine Davison
Oil on Board, 50 x 60 cm

Lisa: What has been your own personal artistic highlight of the past year?

Catharine: Finding inspiration to draw and paint closer to home, both in my garden and in the Pentland Hills, a shift from the urban landscape. My car engine blew a year ago and I was unable to make a decision about a replacement so I had to reconsider the practicalities of working on location. I feel like I am looking again with fresh eyes.

Read the rest of Catharine's interview on Jackson's Art blog