Recognised for her bold and colourful abstract paintings, Anna Somerville is an award-winning contemporary artist living in Edinburgh and working from her studio at Summerhall.

Producing mixed media works on paper, linen and canvas, she builds upon multiple layers of paintwork with ink, spray paint, graphite, oil pastel and mono-printing techniques. Her painting process involves moving back and forth between new and earlier layers of underpainting, often revealing bright neon colours. Referenced from fluctuating memories of places visited and reminiscent of familiar scenes in nature, Anna often describes her works as paintscapes.

Anna Somerville CV

BA Hons Drawing & Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, 2000

Gallery Representation: &Gallery 3 Dundas Street, Edinburgh,

Art Collections

Bank of Montreal Financial Group Corporate Art Collection

Exhibitions & Awards

2020 Viewpoints, &Gallery, Edinburgh

2019 Annual Winter Exhibition, &Gallery Edinburgh

2019 Solo Show, Reflections, &Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 Group Exhibition, Unrestricted, &Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 Summer Exhibition, &Gallery, Edinburgh

2018 Group Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh

2017 Group Show, Connection, &Gallery Edinburgh

2017 Edinburgh Art Fair, &Gallery, Edinburgh

2017 Solo Show, Horizon, &Gallery, Edinburgh

2016 Solo Show Paintscapes, &Collective, Bridge of Allan

2016 Moving Mountains, An Ealdhain Arts Trust, Fort William

2015 Solo Show, 25 White Space Gallery, Edinburgh 

2015 Solo Show, Summerhall, Edinburgh 

2015 Tendenze Contemporanee, Galleria Merlino, Florence

2014 Motion in Paint, Patriot Hall, Edinburgh 

2010 Group Show, The BackGate Gallery, Pittenweem

2009 Paisley Art Institute Annual Exhibition

2008 Solo Show, Covet, Edinburgh

2007 Group Show, Scotland Art, Edinburgh

2005 Joan Eardley & Lill Neilson Retrospective, Phoenix 369, Edinburgh

2005 Group Show, Scotland Art, Edinburgh

2004 Invited Artist, Edinburgh International Conference Centre

2004 Solo Show, Alternative Gallery Space, Glasgow

2003 Group Show, Scotland Art, Edinburgh

2003 Anne Redpath Painting Prize, VAS, Edinburgh

2003 VAS Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

2002 Solo Show, Friction Gallery, Edinburgh

2001 VAS Annual Exhibition, NGS, Edinburgh

2000 Elizabeth Blackadder & John Houston Travel Award, RSA, Edinburgh

2000 RSA Annual Student Exhibition, Edinburgh