Carola Gordon

About the artist - Carola Gordon

Carola Gordon (b.1940) is an Edinburgh based artist producing drawings and paintings of Edinburgh aspects, allotments and interior views.

Carola Gordon was born in Lucknow in India in 1940 and was educated between 1948 and 1961 at school and university in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where she graduated in English and Fine Art. Between 1961 and 1963 she studied for English Tripos at New Hall, Cambridge and from 1963 to 1965 she attended Edinburgh College of Art where she studied Drawing and Painting. In 1966 she returned to South Africa, but then moved to Scotland and settled in 1977 when she began to work full time as an artist producing watercolours and oil paintings. She exhibits regularly in Scotland at the Open Eye Gallery and with the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Society of Scottish Artists and Craftsmen and Visual Arts Scotland. Her work is held in private collections in Scotland, England, USA, Canada, Australia, Germany and South Africa and her awards include the Lily MacDougall Award and Martin and Frost Award. Public collections include the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, the New Hall in Cambridge and Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburgh, South Africa.

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