Alma Wolfson D.A.


The ‘plein-air’ paintings of Alma Wolfson are wonderful interpretations of the rapidly-changing, rich colours of the Scottish landscape.  Whatever the weather Alma takes on the challenge of immersing herself within the landscape, preferably close to water, and simply paints what she sees.    Her willingness to work through all weathers is key to her success.   She can capture, instantly, the effect of the changing light on highland landscapes. As the sun plays ‘hide and seek’ with the clouds, she makes quick adjustments to the colours in the sky and on the land.    The effects are often breathtaking.  The main influences on her work come from Joan Eardley and William Gillies but over the years she has developed her own style and built up a loyal following of collectors.



Born 1942

1960-64   Glasgow School of Art



1995                        Barclay Lennie Award, Glasgow Society of Women Artists

1995                        Millers Art Prize, Paisley Art Institute

1998                        The Laing Landscape Competition – Finalist

1998                        Alva Computer Purchase Prize SAAC

1999/1995             Southern Art Club, Trophy

2000                        Save the Children Award

2010                        Henderson Award, Southern Art Club

2011                        Concept Fine Art Award, PAI



Thompson’s Gallery, London

Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester

Compass Gallery, Glasgow

Lime Tree Gallery, Long Melford

Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow

Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh

Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh

Walker Galleries, Harrogate

Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on-the-Wold

Royal Academy, London

Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh



Scottish Arts Council, Bank of Scotland, University of Glasgow, Paintings in Hospitals and various private collections in Europe and USA.




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