Words on Canvas

Poet: Doris Dickson                                     Artist: Anda Paterson          The Portuguese Bus Stop LIFESTYLES Sheila’s eyes lit up as she wandered round the RSW annual exhibition and arrived at exhibit No. 100 – ‘The Portuguese Bus Stop’. That’s got to be an Anda Paterson, she thought!   She elbowed her way nearer the picture for a better look, …read more

Words on Canvas

During our last Annual Exhibition members of the poetry group Words on Canvas came along to view the art works and responded in poetry. There should have been an evening of both genres of artists coming together the read the poetry and exchange thoughts on the art work but the Beast from the East had …read more

The RSW exchange exhibition with the National Watercolor Society USA

  National Watercolor Society proudly presents  NWS 98th International Open Exhibition This exhibit will feature an amazingly diverse showing of appx 90 paintings of excellence in watermedia.   We would like to thank our Jurors:  Carla O’Connor, Linda Daly Baker,  Michael Schlicting and Linda Doll. EXHIBITION DATES October 4th – December 16th, 2018 LOCATION 915 South …read more

RSW visit and exhibition at City of Glasgow College

Janet Melrose and myself were invited to have a joint exhibition to represent the RSW and to talk to students.   On Tuesday 4th September we went to Glasgow to set up our exhibition with the help of some graduates. Janet had some new work on large pieces of paper and I had some framed …read more

June Carey RSW – The Guardian Angels. A New Mural.

“The Guardian Angels” is the second mural commissioned by the Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum. It was installed on the 16th August 2018 and can be seen from inside, above the entrance to the Museum. The first mural “A Heavenly Gift” was installed above the entrance to the main gallery in 2014. Both murals …read more

Jim Dunbar – Recent Works at the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery, Forfar

Opening Friday 14th September.  One not to be missed! Jim is a Scottish artist whose work is representational and often allegorical. His subject matter is wide-ranging covering figures and portraits, still-life, landscapes and seascapes. These works are executed in either oil or watercolour.Throughout his painting career, Jim has concentrated on places, objects and people that …read more

Michael Durning at the Billcliffe Gallery

Don’t miss RSW member Michael Durning PPAI PAI RSW solo show at the Billcliffe Gallery at the end of the month.  Its been several years since Michael has shown there, and with a completely new body of work its sure to be a great exhibition. “The broken monumentality of mountains continues to fascinate me. Their …read more

The Tale of a Toad

The power of a painting to spark the imagination was perfectly illustrated at our 137th Annual Exhibition when‘Toad Writes a Letter’ by Sylvia Von Hartmann RSW inspired several stories. Here is one of those tales by Norma Brown from writers group Words on Canvas. Toad’s Message The thing about toads is they are quite hard …read more

Summer Celebration of Scottish Watercolour Returns to Forfar

The RSW 7th Open Summer Exhibition is this year returning for the fourth time to the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery in Forfar. The exhibition, open to all watercolour artists in Scotland, is one of the key dates on the Scottish arts calendar and will show new works by some of Scotland’s leading artists alongside …read more

Time for a Poetic Delicacy

A ‘poetry sandwich’ is the perfect description for what happened earlier this year at our 137th Annual Exhibition when a painting inspired by a poem inspired a new poem. The painting ‘The last tooth of time’ by Anthea Gage RSW (below) was inspired by the poem “My father’s watch” written by the well known American …read more

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