James Spence RSW PAI RGI

Born: Glasgow 1929

Date of RGI Election: 1996

Other memberships: RSW VAS Glasgow Group, Paisley Art Institute


With my wife, Anda Paterson, I spend the winters painting in Andalucia and Southern Portugal. The changing mood of sky and shore is my dominant theme both in Iberia and the west coast of Scotland. These are mainly painted as large watercolours. A contrasting theme is the drama of the boxing ring, which I translate into large woodcuts and small oil paintings.

Awards: BBC, William Bowie, Scottish Amicable, Glasgow Royal Physicians and Surgeons, 1st prize National Bocking Ford Competition.


Scottish Arts Council, Dundee Art Galleries, Glasgow Art Galleries, BBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Shakespeare Co. Royal Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow University, Pitlochry Festival Collection, Her Majesty The Queen.

Co-Founder of Glasgow Group of Artists.