FRANCES SHEPHERD M.A. paints mainly in watercolours finding inspiration in the landscape especially in the way Scottish light affects the colour and mood of her subjects. She was born in Perthshire and is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone college of fine arts in Dundee. Frances moved to Texas in 1978 and was awarded Artist of the Year by the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts in San Antonio in 2004. In 2006 she returned to live in Scotland and took a full time degree course in Art History at the St Andrews University gaining an MA Honours in 2010. The constant changing of the Seasons are her inspiration, recently she has simplified the lines of composition into blocks of colour and adds materials like gold leaf and texture to produce rich and invariable effects.