Rachel C Sutherland

b 1961



4 A Levels The Edinburgh Academy

1980   L'Accademia di Belle Arte, Dip History of Art, Italian and Drawing, Perugia, Italy

1981-85 Gloucestershire College of Art and Design B.A. Town 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



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 Studio 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




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



Work Experience


1985 - 1988 :  Decorative painter with Smallbone of Devizes and Osborne and Little

1988 - 1991  : Scenic Artist for the Royal Scottish Museum, Edinburgh Lyceum Theatre, Hugh Martin Partnerhsip                        Architectural Practice,  Devine Design  Interiors

1991 - 1993 :  MLA Edinburgh University, Landscape Architecture

1993 - 1995 :  Artist in Residence, Brief Garden, Sri Lanka

1995 - 1997 :  Guest lecturer in Tropical Garden Design at the Universities of Columbo and Hong Kong

1997 - 2000 :  Set up studio and community radio station in the Indian Hymalayas.

                     Commissioned to do 12 large abstracts for Banon's Resorts, Himachal Pradesh.

2000 - 2002 :  Part time teacher of Life Drawing, London UK

2002 - 2007 :  Full time painter working from studio in South India

2007 - 2018 :  Painter working from studio in Belgium and Part Time fruit picker.

2018 -  now  : Painter and muralist in the Scottish Borders, Supply Lecturer at Borders College,   Horticulture









2010 - present

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