Magi Sinclair

Website: http://www.magisinclair.co.uk

Email: magisinclair@gmail.com

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Statement

Magi Sinclair is a visual artist working across a wide range of media. Her body of work includes drawings, paintings and printmaking. Much of her work is based on Caithness landscapes, in particular a vast area of peatland bog known as the Flow Country in the middle of the counties of Sutherland and Caithness. The Flows are an ancient land, rare and tender and full of unexpected plants and wildlife which all thrive in the acidic terrain.


Biography

Magi worked for twenty years in the fashion industry, including spells of self employment, travelling to Milan fashion shows with Pringle of Scotland, and making clothes for royalty. She then revisited her early passion for art and decided to study drawing and painting part-time at Edinburgh College of Art as a mature student. In her final year there she won the college’s inaugural Astaire Art Prize followed by the national 2014 Hermione Hammond Drawing Award. In 2015 she was selected by the Federation of British Artists to show work in their third annual FBA Futures exhibition of outstanding art graduates at the Mall Galleries in London.

She has since returned from the Scottish Borders to her native Caithness where she works part-time at Thurso Art Gallery and exhibits nationally and locally, including her first solo exhibition at Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh.