About

“She starts by using very runny translucent paint that she dribbles on and pushes around and let’s pool. It seems a very personal and instinctive way of working, but she is also very good at capturing an insightful likeness in her portraiture, which makes for a powerful combination.” Tai Shan Schierenberg, Beyond The Canvas, Quadrille Publishing Ltd

“My current work jostles between representation and abstraction and experiments with the possibilities of painting both through its language and material substance. I’m interested in blurring the boundaries between reality, memory and the imagined.” Selena Mowat

Born in Inverness, Scotland 1977
BA(Hons)Fine Art, DOJCAD, Dundee University 2002
Lecturer in Drawing & Painting, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee University 2004 – 2010

David Gordon Memorial Prize, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh //
Mario Lanza Residency, Filignano, Isernia, Italy //
Shortlisted, British School of Rome, London, England //
Dundee Visual Artists Award, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Scotland //
DVAA Scheme Publication, DCA, Scotland //
The Workroom Residency, Tramway, Glasgow,
Scotland //
Yuck and Yum(contributor)Artzine, Dundee, Scotland //
Founder/Director/Curator, Hoopdash Collective, Dundee //
Artists Bursary Award, Donegal County Council, Donegal, Ireland //
Founder/Secretary, Avant Garda Artist Collective, Ireland //
Founder/Curator/Editor, Zweef Artzine, Donegal, Ireland //
Glebe Gallery Prize, Derek Hill Foundation, Donegal, Ireland //
Victor Vasarely Residency, Victor Vasarely Foundation, Aix, France //
Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Irish Winner, National Portrait Gallery, London //
A Little Book of Portraits – Beyond the canvas, Quadrille Publishers, London //

Currently living and working in Germany.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. hi Selena, I loved your portrait of the woman you painted in the final of sky arts 1 portrait painter of the year. Would you be interested in selling it ?., if so what would be the price ?.regards Graham

    • Hi Graham, Thankyou for your enquiry, unfortunately the last painting of Shami Chakrabarti was a commissioned painting and so it belongs to the liberty group. Regards, Selena

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