Rachel C Sutherland 

b.1961 Sydney, Australia. 

1979-80   L'Accademia di Belle Arte, Dip History of Art, Italian and Drawing, Perugia, Italy

1981-85   University of Gloucesters, B.A. Town & Country Planning.

1987-88   Hampstead School of Art, Diploma in Decorative Painting

1987-89   Byam Shaw School of Art, Life Drawing, London

1991-93   University of Edinburgh M.L.A. Masters degree in Landscape Architecture

2014-16   Academy Regio Tienen, Kunst en Schilderijen, Belgium.


Membership of Scottish Society of Botanical Artists(SSBA), SSAA, Scottish Society of Artist Architects (SSAA), and the Scottish Society of Artists (SSA). Royal Botanical Gardens.

Awards and Scholarships

1971 Ricky de Marco Art Prize 

1972 Daily Mirror Art Prize

1979 Cheyne Art Prize The Edinburgh Academy

1982 British Council Scholarship to Budapest Summer School of Architecture, Hungary

1992 Edinburgh University Small Projects Grant to study Design of Urban Spaces in Berlin

1994 and 1995 The Geoffrey Bawa Trust Scholarship to study in The Gardens of Brief and

        Lunuganga, Sri Lanka

2022 Winner of The Torness Cup for Best Painting, Berwickshire Arts Society.





1994 Brief Garden Drawings

1995 Gallery 706, Colombo

1996 IoTA Gallery Lamma Island Hong Hong

1997 Banon Resorts, India

2003 Parra Studios, Goa

2014 Kunst Aperatief, Tienen, Belgium

2015 'The Four Seasons' Zoutleeuw Historische Stadhuis

2017 Gallery Topolino Tienen 


2014 'In the Garden With Friends' at The Barn in the Bield, Perthshire, Scotland

2015 Open Studios, Zoutleeuw, Belgium

2015 Scottish Society of Architect Artists at The Glasgow Art Club

2016 SSAA The Edinburgh Arts Club

2016 Ligne et Couleur, Paris and Catania, Sicily.

2016 Vital Art SSAA at The Fire Station Creative, Dunfermline, Scotland

2017 SSAA at the RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow

2017 'In The Garden With Friends' at The Barn in the Bield, Tibbermore, Perthshire, Scotland

2021 Scottish Arts Club Members Drawing Exhibition

2021 Scottish Society of Botanical Artists Members Exhibition at S.A.C Edinburgh










Publications - Work included in the following

'Albion' Magazine, Institute of Landscape Architects UK 1994

'Serendib' Air Lanka Magazine Vol 15 No. 1 1996

'Brick' Michael Ondaatje's Literary Quarterly Review 1996

'Bawa: The Sri Lankan Gardens' by David Robson and Domonic Sansoni (Thames and Hudson) 2008

           ISBN 978-0-500-51446-7

Ligne et Couleur SSAA Magazine 2017

The Whiteadder Arts Project, 2019  https://whiteadder.aocarchaeology.com













2010 - present

2010 - present