Victoria Crowe OBE DHC FRSE MA(RCA) RSA RSW

Venetian Mirror Remembered Landscape The artist in her studio

Current Exhibitions

Beyond Likeness

Victoria Crowe's Beyond Likeness exhibition of portraiture is currently showing at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery from 23 March until 4 May 2019.

Botanical

Botanical - Artworks from the Collection of the Royal Scottish Academy, featuring work by Victoria Crowe, is currently showing at An Tolla Solais in Ullapool. The exhibition runs from 6 April until 19 May 2019.

"From sensitive drawings, through colour and monochrome prints to robust sculpture, the exhibition aims to let us reflect upon our own relationship with plants, experiencing them and enjoying them in our parks, gardens, countryside and homes."
Colin R Greenslade, Director, The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Upcoming Exhibition

The City Art Centre in Edinburgh will shortly be hosting Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting. The exhibition runs from 18 May to 13 October 2019.

The City Art Centre is proud to present the first major survey devoted to the work of one of the UK's most distinguished artists, Victoria Crowe. Embracing every aspect of her practice, the exhibition will feature over 150 paintings, stemming from youthful student works to the assured, timeless landscapes and portraits of recent years. It will trace the rise of this exceptional artist, from early beginnings in which we catch glimpses of riches to come, through the highs and lows of her personal and professional life played out on canvas and paper, to recent years, where the cold light of a winter's day in the Scottish Borders or the heat of a venetian sunset still echo the works of her German and Italian heroes of times past.

This is a rare opportunity to see so many major paintings assembled from public and private collections from home and abroad.

A major new book and a varied public events programme will accompany the exhibition.

Publication

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.