The Jetty Gallery
Allison Young graduated from Edinburgh in 1988 with a First, then spent a year studying in Lodz in Poland. From then on she has been living and painting in Edinburgh.
"My paintings are mostly of East Lothian and Tiree. Tiree is perfect to paint: it always seems to be sunny, and the sea is so blue - people who haven’t been to Tiree have said that the sea could never be as blue as it is in my paintings. I also like the fact that being an island, Tiree is a finite, enclosed space - I like to return to the same beaches again and again and paint them in different weathers and seasons. The emptiness of the beaches reduces the landscape to sea, sand and sky."