In a New York state of mind

Artist Catriona Herd's winning entry -  Copper Tree
Artist Catriona Herd's winning entry - Copper Tree

New York-based Linlithgow painter Catriona Herd brings her latest work to the Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh with a solo exhibition from May 22 to May 31.

European Landscapes will feature works done from plein air (open air) sketching and painting during extensive travels in France, Spain, Portugal, Scotland and England’s Lake District in the summers of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

These trips included a six-week painting scholarship at the Marchutz School in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France in 2013.

Linlithgow-raised Herd has been based in New York since 2003 and has staged exhibitons in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Scotland in recent years.

Her painting ‘Copper Tree, Evora, Portugal’ won a 2009 Jean Gates Award in New York.

Herd started painting at Linlithgow Academy in the 1970s and then graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee in the 1980s after five years of study.

Her time at Dundee included a postgraduate year and selection to paint at the Hospitalfield House master class.

Herd’s teachers at Dundee included veteran Scottish painters James Morrison, Alberto Morrocco and Jack Knox, who was a major influence.

Following spells in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and New Zealand, Herd moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003.

* Artist’s reception: May 23, 5-8pm, Dundas St Gallery, 6a Dundas St, Edinburgh.