Elizabeth Ogilvie was born in Aberdeen and studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art from 1964 to 1969. After spending a further post graduate year working on plaster reliefs, she turned to making pencil drawings on paper. Ogilvie has used this medium predominantly ever since. As a descendent of dwellers from the isolated island of St Kilda, Ogilvie is fascinated by the sea. Taking it as the subject of all her work, she explores its mythology, rhythms and the abstract forms and patterns it creates.