Catriona Millar was born in Milngavie, Glasgow in 1956. She studied at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen graduating in 2005. Talking about her sucess Catriona Millar says: 'Had I gone to art school in my 20s I might not have enjoyed the same success. I won a scholarship in the early 1970s in Harrogate but then moved back to Aberdeen so I didn't complete it' .
She continued to paint but, with two children to raise, family responsibilities took priority and art had to take a back seat. It wasn't until the late 1990s when, dropping her son off at Gray's School of Art where he was a life model, that Catriona became intrigued by the art studio. That glimpse of budding young artists learning their craft spurred Catriona to apply, and by the time she was hanging her degree show word had spread about her paintings - and even the lecturers were queuing up to buy her work. Indeed her degree show at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen sold out within hours
In a very short timescale Catriona Millar has established herself as one of Scotland's most collectable artists.
In 2012 Catriona moved her studio south and relocated to the East Sussex coast where she enjoys the luxury of people - friends, neighbours and strangers fill her work. Further inspiration comes from life experiences, imagination and creative flair which combine to enable Catriona to produce work of irresistable innocence and charm. The results are unique and her richly observed, highly recognisable figurative paintings are acclaimed and collected around the world.
The Sunday Herald newspaper has ranked Catriona Millar in the top five most collectable Scottish artists and her work is admired and collected throughout Europe, the Far East and America.
Catriona Millar is listed in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who in Scotland.
“One of Scotland’s most collectable artists Catriona Millar captures hearts and the imagination.” Scotland on Sunday
We have a selection of high quality giclee Limited Edition Prints by Cationa Millar for sale in our online shop, click the 'shop' tab on the home page to browse. Each print is from an edition of 25.