FIONNA  CARLISLE

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The portrait was unveiled in Xania,Crete in Greece in October 2012.It was started in August 2011 and painted over many sessions in Xania during summer and winter. The Greek unveiling was a very happy event with many friends from all over. The painting is now 'home' in London where we await the London unveiling party.

 

 

 

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Read more: Unveiling of portrait of Helen Murlis

 

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THEY say artists must be prepared to suffer for their work, and Fionna Carlisle walked through fire and crashed into the North Sea to prepare herself for a commission.
 

Read more: Scottish Parliament Exhibition 2011

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Fionna discusses her work with Camilla, the Duchess of Rothesay, after the completion of a painting with a difference for the charity The Elephant Family. The charity asked Fionna to paint a sculptured crocodile which was displayed alongside an array of other animal works in Princes Street Gardens,Edinburgh, for Jungle City during the summer of 2011.

The inspiration for Fionna's crocodile came from her birthplace of Caithness and included images of thistles and rugged seascapes. The crocodile took more than three weeks to paint in the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh. Coincidentally, Fionna discovered that there is a stuffed crocodile on show in Wick Library, a fact which amused Camilla.

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Sir Ken Lady Noreen Murray

 

The achievements of renowned scientists Sir Ken and Lady Noreen Murray were celebrated when Fionna's double portrait of them was unveiled in the Raeburn Room by Sir Tim O'Shea, Principal of the University of Edinburgh, in March 2009. Sir Ken is best known for his pioneering work in developing the vaccine against Heptatitis B and as the founder of the Darwin Trust of Edinburgh.

THEY say artists must be prepared to suffer for their work, and Fionna Carlisle walked through fire and crashed into the North Sea to prepare herself for a commission.

The artist had to endure the rigours of an oil industry survival course before starting a series of portraits on various people who have played leading roles in the history of North Sea exploration.

Full article on scotsman.com

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