Profile: Jan Patience

Arts Writer

Jan Patience is one of Scotland’s most well-known and respected arts journalists. As well as writing a regular visual arts column for The Herald, for the last decade, she is a regular arts expert on television and radio programmes. Listeners to and viewers of BBC Radio Four’s ‘Front Row,’ BBC Radio Scotland, the new BBC Scotland channel and Scottish TV are all familiar with Jan’s considered analysis. She is also a social media influencer in the arts sphere and has a strong and varied presence. She is co-author of a biography of the internationally-acclaimed Scottish artist, George Wyllie, called Arrivals & Sailings: The Making of George Wyllie (Polygon Books).

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