About Kittie

the artist at work
Photo Credit: Nye Hughes

Kittie Jones is a fine artist based in Edinburgh. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University in 2008; she currently works from her studio at Coburg House Art Studios in Leith and regularly exhibits around the UK. Kittie was elected as a professional member of the Society of Wildlife Artists in 2016 and has been a professional member of Visual Arts Scotland since 2013. Kittie has won a number of awards for her work, most recently she was awarded the William J Macaulay / Scottish Gallery Award for her piece Gannets over the Atlantic at the Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition 2021 and her monotype Feeding Curlew was awarded the RSPB Award at the Natural Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London in 2018. 

Kittie's practice focusses on drawing and printmaking – she produces mixed media drawings on paper out in the landscape, unique multi-layered monotypes and small edition screen prints. Kittie is inspired by the full sensory experience of time spent outdoors, most often along the East coast of Scotland. Much of her work is completed outside and other sketches provide a starting point for prints and studio drawings.

'My work is concerned with the experience of time spent looking and interpreting the natural world. I am drawn to places which have an abundance of nature – sea bird colonies, fertile coastlines and remote islands. On drawing trips I will settle in a promising spot and start to develop work from there. The energy in the work comes from the constantly changing elements of the natural world – birds moving in and out of vision and the shifting quality of weather and light. My attempts to capture the change are what interests me, as well as my enchantment with a world which, as a human, I will only ever occupy the edge of.'

Alongside her work as an artist, Kittie teaches on the Portfolio Course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool over the winter and regularly delivers a variety of fine art workshops at Leith School of Art and for the National Galleries of Scotland.

Galleries where you can find Kittie's work include: Watermark Gallery, Harrogate;  Marchmont Gallery, Edinburgh; Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen and The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth. Please contact Kittie for more information about individual pieces.

Selected Events


2nd Apr '21 to 30th May '21 RSA Annual Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
2nd Apr '21 to 21st May '21 North Sea Woman The Old School GalleryAlnmouth,


16th Sep '20 to 31st Oct '20 Landscape and Memory Gairloch MuseumGairloch
14th Mar '20 to 31st Aug '20 Gallery Heinzel 30th Anniversary Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen


9th Nov '19 to 7th Mar '20 Winter Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
25th Sep '19 to 26th Oct '19 Breaking the Surface Foldyard GalleryBerwick upon Tweed
13th Apr '19 to 22nd May '19 Coast to Coast Donald Watson Art GalleryAberlady


25th Oct '18 to 4th Nov '18 The Natural Eye - SWLA Annual Exhibition Mall GalleriesLondon
6th Oct '18 to 22nd Dec '18 Natural Living Artichoke Gallery
28th Apr '18 to 2nd Jun '18 The Space Between The Ceilidh Place Ullapool,
28th Apr '18 to 20th May '18 The Art of Migration Birdscapes GalleryGlandford, Holt
17th Feb '18 to 4th Apr '18 On Migration SWLA Exhibition Donald Watson Art GalleryAberlady


4th Nov '17 to 25th Nov '17 A Partial View The Sutton GalleryEdinburgh
16th Jul '17 to 19th Aug '17 Summer Exhibition The Wade GalleryElie
1st Jul '17 to 2nd Sep '17 Summer The Whitehouse GalleryDumfries & Galloway
10th Jun '17 to 19th Aug '17 Mixed Summer Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
18th May '17 to 21st May '17 ArTay ArTayPerth
1st Apr '17 to 30th Apr '17 Society of Wildlife Artists Exhibition Birdscapes GalleryGlandford, Holt


5th Dec '16 to 27th Dec '16 FLY - Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
12th Nov '16 to 12th Mar '17 Gallery Heinzel Winter Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
29th Oct '16 to 13th Nov '16 Drawn to Land and Sea Kinblethmont GalleryAngus
7th Oct '16 to 31st Dec '16 Wildlife - Winter Exhibition [1 photos] The Assembly HouseNorwich
17th Jul '16 to 20th Aug '16 Summer Exhibition The Wade GalleryElie
16th Jul '16 to 30th Aug '16 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2016 Royal Scottish Academy
29th Jan '16 to 20th Feb '16 Converge: Visual Arts Scotland Royal Scottish Academy


29th Oct '15 to 8th Nov '15 The Natural Eye Exhibition Mall GalleriesLondon
20th Jun '15 to 15th Aug '15 25th Anniversary Mixed Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen


29th Nov '14 to 20th Jan '15 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
15th Nov '14 to 28th Feb '15 Winter Exhibition Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
30th Oct '14 to 9th Nov '14 The Natural Eye - Annual SWLA Exhibition Mall GalleriesLondon
2nd Sep '14 to 2nd Nov '14 Scampston Hall Exhibition Scampston HallNorth Yorkshire
6th Aug '14 to 10th Aug '14 O wing-ed one! Thomson's TowerEdinburgh
10th Jan '14 to 26th Jan '14 Sleningford Exhibition Zillah Bell GalleryThirsk


23rd Nov '13 to 26th Jan '14 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition Royal Scottish Academy
16th Nov '13 to 21st Dec '13 The Written Image Edinburgh Printmakers WorkshopEdinburgh
Nov '13 to Feb '14 The Winter Show Gallery HeinzelAberdeen
31st Oct '13 to 10th Nov '13 The Natural Eye Mall GalleriesLondon
8th Apr '13 to 14th Jun '13 Flying Creatures - Solo Show Leith School of ArtEdinburgh


Dec '12 to Feb '13 Ghosts of Gone Birds ONCA Gallery Brighton