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Scottish Contemporary Artist | Alison McWhirter

Royal Scottish Academy selected painting

‘Pink Nude’ 42cmx59cm oil on linen McWhirter 2021

Delighted that my painting has been accepted by the Royal Scottish Academy as part of the 195th Annual Exhibition @royal_scottish_academy this spring in Edinburgh

The exhibition will be on view from 2 April – 30 May and viewable in full online

‘Pink Nude’ 42cmx59cm oil on linen McWhirter 2021


I painted this in a time of isolation while I was recovering from a spinal injury. This experience forced me to change my practice as I was unable to stand at an easel so I found a way of painting on the floor.

I became interested in the history of The Reclining Nude and in this work my aim was to create a feeling of utopia, warmth, luxuriousness and repose.

This was very much in contrast to the intense pain I was in at the time.