Alma Wolfson

Alma Wolfson was born in 1942. Between 1960 and 1964 Alma studied under Robert Stewart at Glasgow School of Art- Diploma of Art (Textile Design).

The ‘plein-air’ paintings of Alma Wolfson are wonderful interpretations of the rapidly-changing, rich colours of the Scottish landscape. Whatever the weather Alma takes on the challenge of immersing herself within the landscape, preferably close to water, and simply paints what she sees.

Her willingness to work through all weathers is key to her success. She can capture, instantly, the effect of the changing light on highland landscapes. As the sun plays ‘hide and seek’ with the clouds, she makes quick adjustments to the colours in the sky and on the land. The effects are often breath-taking.

The main influences on her work come from Joan Eardley and William Gillies but over the years she has developed her own style and built up a loyal following of collectors. Her contemporary paintings can be found in the art collections of: Scottish Arts Council and Bank of Scotland. Wolfson paintings are also in many private Scottish art collections as well as International art collections.

She is a Scottish colourist in the tradition of Cadell, Fergusson, Hunter and Peploe. She sees Landscape in certain colours and these appear regularly in her contemporary art. Indian Red is her chosen paint for bracken and Indigo Blue for the pines of Perthshire. Until 20 years ago, Wolfson painted entirely in gouache but after becoming a member of Glasgow's noted Southern Art Club, she was encouraged by her peers to take up oils.

1995 Barclay Lennie Award, Glasgow Society of Women Artists
1995 Millers Art Prize, Paisley Art Institute
1998 The Laing Landscape Competition – Finalist
1998 Alva Computer Purchase Prize SAAC
1999/1995 Southern Art Club, Trophy
2000 Save the Children Award
2010 Henderson Award, Southern Art Club
2011 Concept Fine Art Award, PAI

Thompson’s Gallery, London
Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford
Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold
Royal Academy, London
Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh