Gallery Artists

Rona Lee

Rona Lee

Rona has been a professional artist for over twenty-five years; first as a tapestry weaver, then as a painter in watercolour and finally using acrylic and mixed media.

"During my secondary education I received virtually no art education at all. It was not until I was 18 that I discovered an interest in the subject. However by that time it was too late to pursue it so I chose a career as a primary teacher taking an additional qualification in special educational needs.

I continued to draw and weave whenever I could until I finally left teaching to have a family. At this point I saw an opportunity to exhibit my work through galleries, also becoming a member of the Scottish Craft Centre in Edinburgh.

Over the years I have exhibited in many galleries in The UK and my work has also been bought by collectors in Europe, America and Australia. See the Exhibitions page for details.

I believe that art is about visual impact, not words. As a teacher my job is to communicate. So too is the role of the artist.

Consequently I describe my work as being simply 'about nature'. It's about changing weather,seasons and places I know and love. It's about the passing of time.

I use mainly acrylic paint with a range of mediums. Each piece is improvisational with no pencil marks on the paper or canvas and will be worked until I'm satisfied with it, however long it takes."