Christine Woodside RGI RSW
Christine Woodside was born in Aberdeen in 1946 and studied at the famous Gray's School of Art in the city. She graduated in 1963 and in 1966 she won the prestigious David Murray Scholarship for Landscape painting followed by the Hospitalfield Scholarship in 1968. At that time Christine also began painting professionally and her preferred medium was watercolour.
In 1993 she was elected member of the RSW and in 1995 she won the Teachers Whisky Travel Scholarship at the RGI. This allowed her to travel in North Africa, which had a significant influence on her work. Her colour palette became bold and bright and she also added texture by applying the paint more thickly. Her work from that point started to appear in a number of permanent collections.
In 1996 the Royal Scottish academy as well as other similar bodies throughout the country purchased Christine's work. Since then she has exhibited regularly in Edinburgh and London. Her works are mainly inspired by her study tours of Morrocco, Tunisia and Italy and her more recent works also depict the countryside and views, which can be seen from her window in Fife.
In 1999 Christine was elected member of the RGI.
Her work is held in public and private collections in the UK.