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Neilson was from Fife and trained at Dundee Art School. She became friends with and studied under Joan Eardley at what was to become known as the ‘Catterline School’ in Aberdeenshire. This piece is thought to be from her early work as she later developed a very strong use of colour as can be seen in her 1995 painting, ‘Animals Seeing Something We Can’t’.
Rough Seas, Todhead Lighthouse
oil on board
H 20 x W 44 cm
bequeathed by Neil Livingston, 2010