Angela Heidemann Angela Heidemann

Printmaker – painter – illustrator

Although I left Germany in 1994, Germany will never leave me entirely. A trace of an accent stubbornly remains, I still love rye bread and shop at Lidl occasionally.

But I would not want to go back. I've fallen in love with Scotland. I like the sky that is never the same, the people, the language, the sea. I like Burns, although I don't understand every word. I even like haggis. Irn Bru is where I draw the line.

My educational background is as mixed as my cultural one. I started out as a linguist and now I am a painter and printmaker. Art and language - neighbouring countries.

I have been working as an artist, illustrator, teacher, and educational author.

My work is mainly figurative. I am more interested in expressive potential than in literal representation and I value emotional truth over realism.

As a printmaker, I give myself the freedom to draw and enjoy the whimsical and expressive qualities of my subjects.

Qualifications and Education:


M.A. English Literature and Linguistics, Duisburg, FRG, Dissertation on educational illustration

2003 – 2006

HND Art & Design, Lauder College, Dunfermline

July 2005

Life Painting, Leith School of Art

2006 – 2007

F/T Painting Course under Paul Martin, Leith School of Art

Autumn 2007

Lithography Course, Edinburgh Printmakers

Winter 2007 – 08

Printmaking Course, Dunfermline Printmakers

Spring 2008

Etching Course, Dunfermline Printmakers

Spring 2009

Collograph Course, Dunfermline Printmakers

Autumn 2009

Advanced Etching Course, DCA, Dundee

February 2010

Advanced Colour Etching Course, DCA, Dundee

February 2010

Masterclass Photo etching, FDPW, Dunfermline

Spring 2011

Life Painting with Damian Callan

Summer 2011

Drawing the working model with Damian Callan

November 2011

Screenprinting Class, FDPW, Dunfermline


From May 2008

Fife Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop

From November 2009

Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio

From 2010

Scottish Arts Club

From January 2009

Visual Arts Scotland

From July 2009

Scottish Artists Union



Commission for Environmental Sculpture, Blairadam Forest, Fife


Lauder Award for Best Student in Art & Design


Currently Represented at the Following Galleries

Since November 2009

Highland Print Studio, Inverness

Since March 2011

Culross Gallery, Culross

Since April 2011

Tayberry Gallery, Perth

Since October 2011

Bon Papillon Gallery, Edinburgh

Since March 2012

Kinghorn Station Gallery, Kinghorn

Annual Events:


Fossoway Open Exhibition, Crook of Devon


Dollar Art Society Annual Exhibition, Dollar


Portmoak Festival, Kinesswood


Perthshire Open Studios

Solo exhibitions:

Christmas 2006

Eclectic, Dunfermline

September 2007

Over Dalkeith, Rumbling Bridge

Winter 2007

Graigvechan, North Wales

Autumn 2008

Café Gallery Fresh, Dunfermline

December 2008

Café Gallery Fresh, Dunfermline

From Spring 2009

Boyds, Kinross

Spring/Summer 2009

Grouse & Claret, Kinross

July 2010

Luigino's, Falkland

Mixed Shows:

August – September 2008

Aspect Prize Exhibition, Glasgow

November 2008

WALC exhibition, Crook of Devon

December 2008

Stirling Smith Gallery, Stirling

April – October 2009

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

August 2009

'At Home' Exhibition with FDPW at Aberdour Festival

August – September 2009

Silver Exhibition with FDPW at Scion House, Stirling

August – September 2009

Ealain Gallery, Blairgowry

Nov 2009 – January 2010

Stirling Smith Museum & Art Gallery, Christmas Exhibition

November 2009 – present

Highland Print Studio, Inverness

November 2009 – present

Strathearn Gallery, Crieff

December 2009 – present

The Gallery, Kinross

February – March 2010

Visual Arts Scotland, Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh

April 2010

Falkland Arts & Crafts Fair

May 2010

West Fife Villages Arts & Photography Exhibition

May 2010

Mainhill Gallery, Ancrum, Spring Exhibition

June 2010

Abbot House, Dunfermline with FDPW

June & August 2010

Gallowridge Gallery, Dunfermline

August 2010

Auchtermuchty Festival

September 2010

Dunfermline Library, Dunfermline with FDPW

October 2010

Gallowridge Gallery, Dunfermline

October/November 2010

Fife Council, New City House with FDPW

November/December 2010

Birnam Institute Christmas Exhibition

November – January 2010

DCA Winter Print Exhibition, Dundee

November – January 2010

Pelican Gallery, Edinburgh

January 2011

The Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

January 2011

Hong Kong Graphic Exhibition of Prints

February 2011

Frames Gallery, Perth

March 2011 – present

Culross Gallery, Culross

May 2011

Rothes Hall, Glenrothes with FDPW

May 2011 – present

Tayberry Gallery, Perth

July 2011

Scottish Arts Club, Professional Members' Exhibition

September 2011

The Bield Barn, Blackruthven

November 2011

Framed Gallery, Edinburgh

December 2011

Scottish Arts Club Christmas Exhibitions

January 2012

Scottish Arts Club Life and Portrait Exhibition

July 2012

Scottish Arts Club Professional Members' Exhibition