Fiona MacRae is from Argyll, Scotland. She studied at Glasgow School of Art and since graduating has had a full-time career in painting, exhibiting her art nationally and internationally. Fiona's paintings are tabletop still-life. She is influenced by the surrounding flat winter island landscapes of Scotland's West Coast, both in colour and composition. The objects are from her domestic surroundings, most of which have been found over years of searching junk-shops and the internet, akin to beach-combing. Above all she is drawn to nature's colourful palette of "wonderful greys of the sea, sky, wet sand and the raw brown bare earth, with the occasional splash of lichen green."