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Catriona Campbell's artistic education began in infancy, as she puts it "I was taught by a man, who was taught by a man, who was taught by Manet! He was my father Ian Campbell and he taught me to observe". Her instruction continued under David Donaldson at Glasgow School of Art, from whom she acquired a delight in the qualities of paint and "an ambition to make it sing". Since graduation in the late 60's Catriona has delighted many with her paintings of people and animals and the way they interact. "I like the shapes and colours they make and the way they behave with one another. I like the spaces in between them and the possibilities of what might happen in those negative spaces. So I paint them."