Born Glasgow, she studied sculpture at GSA
, 1980-85, and was the winner
of the Millie and
Award, 1985, and a Saltire Society Award,
Specialising in animal and figure sculptures, she has received several
commissions for public sculpture in Glasgow:
Seven Glasgow Dogs, a popular though temporary feature
of the 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, As the Crow Flies,
West Princes Street (1993), Chookie Burdies, on lampposts
in Garnethill (1993), Thinking of Bella, Italian Centre, 179-180
Ingram Street (1994), In Pursuit of..., on the west wall of the
Chancellor's Hall, University of Strathclyde (1996), and As Proud As...,
Princes Square, Glasgow (2000).
She has also received commissions for work in Edinburgh, Kilmarnock, Loughborough
(The Sock, 1998), East Kilbride and Hamilton (The Square Stars,
She has exhibited regularly throughout the UK since 1984, including
at the RGIFA
: showing Man With a Dog on His Shoulder, 1985, and
Fish With a Dog Under Its Nose, 1987.
Her work is represented in numerous public collections including
Pecking Hen, at the Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie.
A number of her small-scale works form part of the Dr Helen Cargill
Thomson Collection which was the subject of an exhibition at the Collins
Gallery in 2000, for which the sculptor donated her sketches for
In Pursuit of....
Further example's of Shona's small-scale, animal and figurative bronzes were exhibited at Ewan Mundy Fine Art, 221 West George Street, Glasgow, in April, 2002, and these will be shown again at The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh from 8th June, 2002,
including The Three Fancy Pigeons (Together) (2001).
She currently lives in East Kilbride.
- Information from the artist;
- Information from Ewan Mundy Fine Art;
- Information from Dr Helen Cargill-Thomson;
- Information from Collins Gallery.