Catriona Sketching in Oban

Brooklyn-based Scottish painter Catriona Herd stages her next exhibition of landscapes 'A Journey In Colour' at Number 14 Gallery, 14 Market Place, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, UK, from Saturday, December 15 through Saturday December 22, 2018.

Opening Reception will be from 4pm to 7pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Herd paints landscapes done from plein air sketching trips in mainland Europe, Scotland, England’s Lake District and the United States.

Herd also paints the figure.

Catriona Sketching in Oban

Arts impresario Richard Demarco said in 2008 that Herd's work "strikes a true celebratory note of joy" and shows a "passionate commitment to plein air oil painting.”

In recent years, Herd has won scholarships to paint at the Marchutz School of Fine Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Centre in Aspen, Colorado.

Herd's painting "Copper Tree, Evora, Portugal" won a Jean Gates Award in New York.

Glasgow-born and Linlithgow-raised Herd graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, Scotland, in the 1980s after five years of study including a postgraduate year and selection to paint at the Hospitalfield House master class.

Herd's teachers at Dundee included veteran Scottish painters James Morrison, Alberto Morocco and Jack Knox, who was a major influence on Herd’s development.

Following stints in Edinburgh, Hong Kong and New Zealand, Herd moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003.