Venetian Mirror Remembered Landscape The artist in her studio

Current Exhibitions

The Scottish Gallery - A Certain Light

Victoria Crowe's latest exhibition, 'A Certain Light', begins at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh on 2 August and runs until 1 September 2018. The exhibition can be previewed at The Scottish Gallery - A Certain Light

Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Beyond Likeness

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh is currently hosting a retrospective exhibition of Victoria Crowe's portrait work. The exhibition, 'Beyond Likeness', runs from 12 May until 18 November 2018. The exhibition can be be previewed at SNPG - Beyond Likeness

"Victoria Crowe's wonderful portraits capture something of the unknowable depths of the sitters."
Susan Mansfield, The Scotsman

"As this excellent show demonstrates, among the finest works acquired by London and Edinburgh's National Portrait Galleries since the 1980s are Victoria Crowe's sympathetically curious, vigorous, painterly portraits"
Financial Times

Recent Events

Winterreisse, A Parallel Journey

A collaboration with opera singer Matthew Rose and pianist Gary Matthewman. The work was performed at the Benjamin Britten studios in Aldeburgh on the 20th January 2017 and at the Wigmore Hall, London, on 15th February 2017. Matthew Rose sang the Schubert lieder with a projected animated sequence based on Victoria Crowe's winter paintings providing a parallel Winter Journey. There will be a subsequent performance in Scotland (venue to be confirmed). See some pictures of Matthew Rose and Gary Matthewman in rehearsal at Snape Maltings, Suffolk.

Leathersellers' Tapestry

January 2017 saw the installation of the final two walls of the tapestry designed by Victoria for the new Hall of The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers in the City of London (architect Eric Parry RA). At 40 metres long, it is the largest tapestry to be woven at the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. See some pictures of the tapestry.

See a film below about the tapestry.


Victoria Crowe by Duncan Macmillan

The first complete monograph on Victoria Crowe has been written by Duncan Macmillan. For further information see the links page or view some sample pages from the book.

About the artist

Victoria Crowe studied at Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London, before being invited to join Edinburgh College of Art in 1968, where she taught drawing and painting until 1998.

Over the last 35 years Victoria Crowe, one of Scotland’s leading painters, has established herself as a painter whose work is instantly recognisable. While the full range of her painting covers landscape, still lifes, portraits, self-portraits and interiors, much of her work defies such precise categorisation.

She has been described as ‘one of the most vital and original figurative painters currently at work in Scotland’.

Her work is represented in a large number of public and private collections. She lives and works in the Scottish Borders and Venice.