Suzan Malcolm PPAI HPAI



Artist’s Statement

Flowers are a passion, and always have been.The paradox of capturing their strong

intense colour while describing their delicate transient beauty is the starting point for

most of my work . My interest lies in going beyond the observed, to also explore the

remembered and the imagined.



1976-1980 Graduated BA(Hons) Edinburgh College of Art


2009 - Full time Professional Artist

2006- 2009 Associate Lecturer in Art Education, University of the West of Scotland.
1991- 2006 Head of Art and Design, Wellington School, Ayr

1980-Freelance Botanical Artist


Trained in Ceramics and Woven Tapestry but works principally in watercolour, mixed      

 media and oil.

Professional Memberships

Elected President of Paisley Art Institute 2010

Elected Vice - President of Paisley Art Institute 2007-2010
Elected artist member Paisley Art Institute 1998
Elected artist member GSWA 2000

Elected artist member Glasgow Art Club 2007



The Honorary Diploma of Paisley Art Institute( HPAI ) 2013

The Adam Award PAI 2008

The GSWA Special Award for Painting 2007

Solo exhibitions

'Summer Show' The Tollboooth Gallery, Kirkcudbright
‘Botanical Illustrations' The Riverside Gallery, Coleraine

Selected Group Exhibitions

RSW Annual Exhibition, RSA Gallery, Edinburgh
PAI Annual Exhibition, Art Gallery and Museum, Paisley

RGI Annual Open Exhibition, Glasgow
'Selected Scottish Artists', St Petersburg, Russia
GSWA Annual Exhibition, Lillie Gallery, Milngavie
Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow
Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright
Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington
Frames Gallery, Perth

Six Ayrshire Artists, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr.

101 Invited Artists, Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr.
'Images and Reflections', Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr

'Images and Reflections', Gracefield,Dumfries
'Octagon', Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr


Published works

Set of four cards  published 2010 The Kiama Trust


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