Fionna Carlisle

Pat Grant, born 1944. Businesswoman (1999)

About this artwork

Pat Grant and her husband Alex created their refrigeration business,'Norfrost', in Caithness in 1972. The company is now Britain's biggest manufacturer of freezers, with a purpose-built factory producing a machine every 15 seconds. Pat Grant was awarded an OBE for export achievement and has been UK and European Business Woman of the Year. In 1991 Grant expanded into the beauty business, opening a salon in Thurso, and supplying organic cosmetics.

  • title: Pat Grant, born 1944. Businesswoman
  • accession number: PG 3174
  • artist: Fionna CarlisleScottish (born 1954)
  • depicted: Pat Grant
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Painting
  • subject: Industry
  • date created: 1999
  • measurements: 101.60 x 76.20 cm
  • credit line: Purchased by commission 1999
  • copyright: © FIONNA CARLISLE

Fionna Carlisle

Fionna Carlisle

Carlisle was born in Wick and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1972 to 76. She has earned an international reputation and has travelled widely, painting in China, the United States and Europe. Carlisle now divides her time between Scotland and Crete, where she has had a studio since the early 1980s. The rich expressionistic style of her work owes much to the tradition of the Edinburgh School.