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   Gloucestershire College of Art and Design B.A.

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.



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


2010 - present




1994 Brief Garden Drawings

1995 Gallery 706, Columbo

1996 IoTA Gallery 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




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



Work Experience


1985 - 1990 :  Decorative Painter and Scenic Artist : Smallbone of Devizes, Royal Scottish Museum,                        Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre

1990 - 1991 :  Hugh Martin Partnership Architects and Town Planning Consultants - Design Assistant

1993 - 1995 :  Artist in Residence - Brief Garden Home of Bevis Bawa, Sri Lanka  

1995 - 1997 :  Universities of Colombo and Hong Kong - Visiting Lecturer

1997 - 2000 :  Artist, Garden Designer and Community Radio Owner -Indian Himalayas

2000 - 2007 :  Artist and Garden Designer in Goa, South India

2007 - 2018 :  Landscape Painter and Fruit farmer - Vlaams Brabant, Belgium 

2018 -  now  : Supply Lecturer at Borders College,  Department of Rural Skills, Environment and                              Conservation

                     Botanical Artist and Landscape Painter at Pottery Cottage









2010 - present