Nerine Tassie was born in Dunfermline and grew up in Rosyth. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2002 with a degree in Fine Art. Natural spaces and forms provide the basis and inspiration for her work, in particular the coastal waters and woodlands around her home. These landscapes are ever changing and at times daunting and they provide infinite subject matter for her work. Her paintings are primarily an exploration of the mystery of nature within this subject matter and she says she has always sought to create a strong sense of atmosphere and connection to place within her work. Nerine regularly exhibits across the UK and was named Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2015.