Sylvia Wishart

A Study
2012
Softcover
Sylvia Wishart: A Study
Publisher: The Piers Art Centre
Dimensions: 27 x 23 cm
Pages: 139
isbn: 978-0-9531131-0-1
£ 25.00

This publication is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Sylvia Wishart RSA (1936-2008).

From one of her earliest drawings to the late large-scale paintings, A Study charts Wishart's artistic achievement over more than fifty years, and establishes her place as an important and influential Scottish artist. 

 

Describing her own aspirations for her life as 'having no ambition beyond painting on and finding out what comes',  her drawings, paintings and prints express a distinct and singular approach to recording her subject and reveal a lifelong fascination with the landscape of her native Orkney. 

 

The book contains over 100 illustrations, drawn together from public and private collections from across Scotland and beyond, the book includes an introduction by the Director of the Pier Arts Centre Neil Firth, essay by writer and art critic  Mel Gooding and personal recollections by Ola Gorie and Elsie Seatter.