The male and female human form and in particular the portrait of the head are recurring themes in Whitney McVeighﾒs work. Her treatment of the figure is in the spirit of other contempory artists such as Francis Bacon and Robert Motherwell. She sees her ﾑHeadsﾒ series as representative ﾑof a frailty beneath the complex surface of us allﾒ.One of her ﾑHeadsﾒ series has featured as image of the day in the Times newspaper (on 14th March 2008) and she has featured in an article on collecting art in the Financial Times (1st March 2008). Whitney McVeigh has been nominated by Rebecca Wilson from Saatchi online for the sovereign European Art Prize.McVeigh has worked on portrait commissions and has shown both in solo and group shows in the UK and internationally. Her work is held in private collections world wide including those of, Marc Quinn, Gillian Anderson and Alan Parker.Whitney McVeigh was born in the New York, USA in 1968. She got her BA degree at Edinburgh Collage of Art. Since then she has travelled extensively spending significant periods of time in Europe, India, and China while keeping a base in the UK. She has worked as artist in residence at NY Arts in their Beijing space.