Selina Thorp

Born in Leeds in 1968, Selina studied at Jacob Kramer College of Art (now Leeds College of Art) before graduating in 1990 from Edinburgh College of Art with an honours degree in drawing and painting. Influential tutors at Edinburgh were David Michie and William Baillie and lecturers Elizabeth Blackadder, John Houston and Victoria Crowe.

Since graduating she has worked independently, exhibiting regularly at the Walker Galleries (Harrogate) and The School House Gallery (Wighton); as well as undertaking various commissions from private and corporate clients.  Between 2003 and 2004 she was engaged by Yorkshire Forward to complete a series of thirteen paintings of the county. Work in private collections include: Marks & Spencer Head Office, London; Leeds United 100 Club; Valvona and Crolla Ltd., Edinburgh; Tetley’s Brewery, Leeds;  Burton Agnes Hall, East Yorkshire; the Magistrates Court, Leeds; and the Finnish Consul, Edinburgh.

Craster Harbour
Oil pastel
34 x 40cm

“I had quite a nostalgic trip to Berwick upon Tweed in July to see the “Anne Redpath & her circle“ exhibition of the Fleming collection at the Maltings. Anne Redpath was the mother of my tutor David Michie & head of drawing & painting during my time at Edinburgh College of art 1987-1990. There is a lovely portrait of David Michie & one of his paintings in the exhibition. After seeing the exhibition I walked down to Berwick upon Tweed light house – an iconic focal point from train journeys to Edinburgh. Then travelled by bus along the Northumbrian coast to explore & draw in Craster.”

For more information, please contact the Gallery
01423 709107

Selina Lighthouse

Berwick Upon Tweed Lighthouse
Pastel & acrylic on card
56×42 cm
August 1990 degree show postcard for Edinburgh College of Art