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Alison McWhirter

b. 1975, Scotland. Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland

Alison achieved her BA in Fine Art and her postgraduate MA in Visual Culture at Bath Academy. Alison uses bold marks and colours intuitively and spontaneously, her paintings are about pure feeling. She has exhibited her artwork in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.  Additionally, her first solo London show, True Colours was at The Russell Gallery and she has also exhibited at The Royal Scottish Academy. In her own words about her work, “I’m striving to get at the beauty in the things that surround us, to that which elevates us beyond reason”.

Alison McWhirter

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 – Alison McWhirter: How Flowers Feel, The Russell Gallery, London
  • 2020 – Painted Love, The Smithy Gallery, Glasgow
  • 2018 – Wild Love, The Smithy Gallery, London
  • 2018 – True Colours II, The Russell Gallery London
  • 2016 – True Colours, The Russell Gallery London

Group Exhibitions

  • 2021 – Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition
  • 2018 – Hampstead Art Fair
  • 2018 – Hong Kong Art Fair 
  • 2018 – Battersea Art Fair 
  • 2018 – Singapore Art Fair 
  • 2018 – Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition 
  • 2016, 2017, 2018 – New York Art Fair 
  • 2016 – Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition 
  • 2015 – Squaring the Circle, Stephen Skrynka, Glasgow 
  • 2014 – 20-21st International, Royal College of Art

Press & Publications

  • 2020 – Review of Royal Academy Exhibition, The Scotsman Arts Newspaper, by Duncan MacMillan
  • 2020 – Review of solo exhibition in Glasgow, The Scotsman Arts Newspaper, by Susan Mansfield
  • 2018 –  Review of solo exhibition in London, Galleries Magazine, by Nicholas Ushwerwood
  • 2014 – Three Artists Making Waves in the Art World, Homes and Interiors Magazine, by Jan Patience


Held in Private Collections in London, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore.


  • 2000 – MA Fine Art Bath Spa Visual Culture
  • 1998 – BA Hons Fine Art Painting

Works by Alison McWhirter

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