Photo of Dorothy

Dorothy Lawrenson was born in Dundee, and studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2004.

Since then she has exhibited widely in Scotland and England, and was the youngest artist represented in 2007’s Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition ‘Beyond Appearances: painting and picturing in Scottish modern and contemporary art’ at the City Art Centre.

Dorothy is also an accomplished poet, whose work has appeared in The Glasgow Herald and the Edinburgh Review. Her debut pamphlet, Under the Threshold, was shortlisted for a Callum Macdonald Memorial Award.

As founder of Perjink Press, Dorothy has undertaken design commissions for, amongst others, the National Library of Scotland and Perth and Kinross Libraries.

Her paintings are held in private collections, and in the Shetland Contemporary Art Collection.