Zara McQueen

Welcome to my work…

I am a self taught artist who lives and works in Shaftesbury, North Dorset.

Drawing and painting has been a part of who I am for as long as I can remember. My art is a direct response to the world I inhabit, the landscape around me, a career focused on human experience and my own internal life.

The landscapes I paint are mostly in oil. I use palette knives, rags, my fingers – but not brushes. I aim to achieve texture and interest through the paint alone, scraping back and moving it around until I am satisfied that it looks and feels right.

As I develop as an artist my focus is shifting. I am increasingiy interested in the process of painting and making. Of the physicality of doing, feeling, self expression and experimentation. My collages and multi media pieces best reflect this new freedom.

If you would like to know more about any of the work on this site please contact me.


“I have watched Zara McQueen develop as an artist over the past few years. It is with some delight that I learn that she has sold recent pieces in Dorset and London and that she is becoming the artist that we have all felt she is capable of becoming”.

Glen Innes, Managing Director, Picturecentric Ltd