Imogen Alabaster

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Imogen Alabaster works in oils to make dreamlike paintings where layers of explosive colours, bold figures and mysterious creatures capture your imagination.


Imogen graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2006, with a BA (Hons) in Drawing and Painting. She has a studio in Dalry, regularly exhibiting work in various Edinburgh galleries. One of her paintings is on permanent display at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, as well as several in private collections.


Recently she has been creating a series of naked self-portraits that follow her developing pregnancy. Her appearance seemingly alters with every passing hour, so by continually studying her own image she hopes to express these fleeting and myriad emotions on her journey towards motherhood, capturing the physical changes her body is going through as new life joins her. Removing her clothes, she is left both exposed and yet powerful - challenging the viewer to look beyond simple or sexual nudity - to see the gentle meaning behind each pose and share this personal journey.

She is currently taking commissions, so please get in touch if you are interested.