Dronma is a Glasgow-born artist who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1969. After a period of teaching she was appointed Art Director of Glasgow Arts Centre. She now lectures part time at Forth Valley College and is a member of the Glasgow Society of Women Artists.
Painting is her first love, and one of her earliest memories is being given a stool and water-colour materials and sitting alongside her father learning to paint. She studied sculpture, and the sense of form that she developed during this time can still be seen in her paintings. The sensuous sweeps and curves are reminiscent of the plasticity of clay. Her vivid landscapes have gained her a reputation as a fine modern colourist among buyers of contemporary Scottish art. Her bold vibrant style evokes the character of Scotland’s mountains and shores. The charged brush strokes don’t just depict the scenes, but conjure up the elements and atmosphere of the place.
She says: ‘The one thing I can be sure of in this life is change. I am fascinated with the vibrancy of the in-betweens. Land/sea; day/night; wild/calm; all are periods of change where I can feel the energy and pull of the elements, heightening the senses.’