Eileen Lawrence was born in Leith and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1963 to 1968. Following her first solo exhibition in 1969, Lawrence lived in London for three years and also in Germany, before returning to Edinburgh in 1973. Using a precise and detailed technique like a botanical illustrator, Lawrence produces drawings and watercolours of natural objects, such as feathers and twigs. These items are collected by the artist on visits to the countryside. Lawrence’s intensely detailed studies are a way of meditating on man’s spiritual relationship to nature.