Anda Paterson RSW PAI RGI

Date of RGI Election: 1978

Born: 2 February 1935 Glasgow

Other memberships: Glasgow Group 1957, RSW 1966, SSA 1969 & Paisley Art Institute


My main interest continues to be people, before being “tidied up”, “glamorised”, the moment in time, before they are aware of being observed. I am especially interested in the structure of the human face and hands, using the creases, the hollows, the baggy skin, folds around the finger joints, wrinkled knuckles, the revealing facial demeanour, and the expressive movement of hands.

Awards and Exhibitions:

10 Awards, Public Collections including Glasgow Aberdeen & Dundee Art Galleries, New York Print Workshop, Three Centuries of Scottish Painting, National Gallery of Canada. Many private and public collections at home and abroad, BBC Collections, Noefield Foundation, Britoil Foundation. Five one-man shows Scotland, exhibited in RGI Exhibitions 45 years, RSA 44 years, Principal Teacher, Jordanhill School. Founder member of Glasgow Group, with husband James Spence and James Morrison, 1957.

People of Glasgow, Mixed Media, 22 x 11 inches

Prize boar, Mixed Media, 22 x 30 inches

The Quiet Woman, Mixed Media, 24 x 24 inches