Fionna Carlisle

Sheena McDonald, born 1954. Broadcaster (2006)

About this artwork

Dunfermline-born Sheena McDonald is a leading journalist and television reporter. During her studies at the University of Edinburgh. In 1978 she started at BBC Radio Scotland as a producer and presenter, before moving to Scottish Television. She eventually joined Channel 4 and for six years presented its flagship programme on international affairs, ‘The World this Week’. She has also presented other current affairs radio programmes and has written for The Guardian and the New Statesman. On 26 February 1999 McDonald was badly hurt in an accident in Islington, London, when she was hit by a police van while crossing the road. Despite the seriousness of her head injuries, she has recovered and returned to broadcasting.

  • title: Sheena McDonald, born 1954. Broadcaster
  • accession number: PG 3416
  • artist: Fionna CarlisleScottish (born 1954)
  • depicted: Sheena McDonald
  • gallery: In Storage
  • object type: Work on paper
  • subject: The media
  • materials: Acrylic on paper
  • date created: 2006
  • measurements: 83.50 x 58.90 cm
  • credit line: Purchased 2006
  • copyright: © FIONNA CARLISLE
  • photographer: Antonia Reeve

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.