Alma Wolfson was born in 1942. Between 1960 and 1964 Alma studied under Robert Stewart at Glasgow School of Art.
Alma Wolfson has exhibited at many solo and mixed British and Scottish art exhibitions. In the process Alma's paintings have won many art awards including: Barclay Lennie Award Glasgow Society of Women Artists 1995; Millers Art Prize Paisley Art Institute 1995; Southern Art Club Trophy 1995 &1998; Alva Purchase Prize SAAC 1998; Save the Children Award 2000
Up until the late eighties Alma's paintings were completed in gouache. After joining the Glasgow's Southern Art Club she was encouraged to switch to oils and hasn't looked back.
Alma loves painting 'en plein air' in the Scottish country and seaside. She produces compelling paintings in both oil and watercolours. Wolfson's painterly approach is suited and used to great effect when painting Landscape or Seascapes. But she is equally at home producing beautiful Still Life paintings.
However it is the constantly changing Scottish weather patterns which are a constant source of inspiration and challenge to Wolfson. These paintings communicate real atmosphere capturing the time and place often in dramatic fashion.
Alma says: "The best thing in the world is to be tucked away, out of the wind, in the Scottish countryside or by the sea, painting like fury before the next change in the weather".
For the last 30 years she spent time on the tiny island of Easdale on Scotland's west coast. Much of her landscape work has been inspired by this remote part of Argyll where Alma is a familiar sight on the island often seen as a tiny figure sitting wrapped up against the elements in front of a large canvas
Alma is a Scottish colourist in the tradition of Cadell, Fergusson, Hunter and Peploe. She sees Landscape in certain colours and these appear regularly in her contemporary art. Indian Red is her chosen paint for bracken and Indigo Blue for the pines of Perthshire. Until 20 years ago, Wolfson painted entirely in gouache but after becoming a member of Glasgow's noted Southern Art Club, she was encouraged by her peers to take up oils.
Education Glasgow School of Art – Diploma of Art (Textile Design) 1960 – 64
Exhibitions Royal Glasgow Institute, Glasgow
Gatehouse Gallery, Glasgow
Compass Gallery, Glasgow
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
Flying Colours, Edinburgh
Step Gallery, Edinburgh
Torrance Gallery, Edinburgh
Crosskeys Gallery, Perth
Kranenberg & Fowler, Oban
Green Gallery, Aberfoyle
Tolquhon Gallery, Aberdeenshire
Royal Academy, London
Solomon Gallery, London
Wren Gallery, Burford
Mall Galleries, London
Walker Gallery, Harrogate
Awards: Barclay Lennie Award, Glasgow Society of Women Artists 1995
Millers Art Prize, Paisley Art Institute 1995
Southern Art Club, Trophy 1995
Alva Computer Purchase SAAC 1998
Member of VAS, Southern Art Club
President of The Glasgow Society of Women Artists
Collections: Scottish Art Council, Bank of Scotland, Glasgow University & Local hospitals.Private collections at home and abroad.