Anda Paterson RSW RGI PAI

I am fascinated by the structure and formation of human heads and hands creases, hollows, baggy skin around knuckles and wrists. With irony and poetic justice I am rapidly developing a strong resemblance to my drawings of vulnerable and time worn people, becoming a caricature of myself–the messy untidiness of human life, ridiculous absurd and comic, struggling and sometime tragic. My images have wrecked their revenge on me for my chasing and collecting them.

I love drawing monumental figures, forever sitting in extended rows, perhaps in the Botanic Gardens, Glasgow, or in Portugal, waiting for the bullfight and the Feasts of Easter.


1953 – 1958 Glasgow School of Art
1957/1958 – Hospitalfield College of Art
Principle Teacher of Art, Jordanhill College School
Member of the SSA and VAS
Elected Member of PAI, 2006
Elected Member of RSW, 1966
Elected Member of RGI, 1978
Co-Founder of Glasgow Group 1957 with James Spence & James Morrison
Travelling in Spain and Portugal from 1964.


Royal Scottish Academy, Muirhead Trust 1958
Latimer Award 1961
Glasgow Civic Prize 1964
Ann Redpath Award 1971
Contemporary Arts Award, PAI 2000

Selected Exhibitions

Exhibited Glasgow Group Exhibitions 1958 – 2008
Scottish Gallery of Edinburgh / Richard Demarco, Edinburgh
Roger Billcliffe Fine Art
Third Eye, Glasgow
Three Centuries of Scottish Painting, National Gallery of Canada
Glasgow Group Norway / Glasgow Group Wales
Glasgow Group Poland / 25yrs ann. Tramway, Glasgow
Fundacion Alzate, Bilbao, España
Compass Contribution 1990 (21 years of Contemporary Art)
Exhibited RSW 44yrs, RSA 42yrs

Public Collections

  • Scottish Arts Council
  • Arts Council, Northern Ireland
  • Pitlochry Festival Theatre
  • East Kilbride Borough Council
  • Dumbarton Education Trust
  • Fife Education Authority
  • Scottish Television
  • Inverness Art Gallery
  • Dundee Art Gallery
  • New York Print Workshop BBC Collection
  • Nuffield Collection
  • Britoil Foundation
  • People’s Palace
  • Hunterian Museum
  • Fundacion Alzate, Bilbao, España
  • Jordanhill College Collection
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Glasgow Art Galleries