Born in Glasgow in 1991, Sian graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2014 where she gained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. Heavily inspired by film, music and with a keen interest in body language, it is her aim to capture the beauty and vulnerability of the ephemeral, using oil paint to portray the intimate nature of the figure.
As a result of being a withdrawn and shy child, Sian developed an eye for non-verbal communication in others, often trying to work out what was meant but not being said. This early introduction to body language kick started her fascination with the subject. Whilst studying, she became interested in whether it might be possible to draw the same emotions you would expect from a portrait out of different parts of the body (the hands for example) to see if they can communicate the same weight of feeling. To express this she has used extreme cropping in a lot of her work. In September, Sian will be travelling to New York to study a masters course in fine art at the New York Academy of Art.