Olive Dean originally trained in painting at Edinburgh college of Art, graduating BA (hons) 1989. Various jobs followed on, tutoring children's and adult classes, etc, all interspersed with non-art related activities in order to earn one's living! Has exhibited mainly in Scotland (painting) and now hopes to extend her repertoire by showing alternative photographic work. Two major anual exhibitions in Edinburgh have selected two small works of alternative photography. New member of Edinburgh's alternative photography grp "Lo-fi" which is showing members' work in "Urban Outfitters" in Edinburgh, opening in March. Olive Dean's work may be seen at Saatchionline.
"My work is inspired by nature in all its forms, including my tiny garden which supplies plant material for my lumens and cyanotypes. The "grande vista" as such is not primarily my aim but I would never preclude an interesting landscape or seascape; subject matter should always be open to change from the artist's point of view. I am looking forward to the spring and summer to start a new body of work; the Scottish winters are so cold and damp with little sun. My next project is to be the mysteries of pinhole photography."