Derek J McLean
Derek J McLean (died December 2016)
It is with sadness that we have to relate the recent death of Derek J. McLean, artist member and long term supporter of PAI. Derek was Chief Architect with Glasgow City Council responsible for major projects within the city, including Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the refurbishment of the McLellan Galleries in Sauchiehall Street. Also, he was a gifted watercolourist with heightened artistic sensibilities and a very congenial nature.
Derek was lucky to take early retirement and this allowed him to concentrate on his artworks. He passed away in December after a long illness at the age of 67, leaving behind his widow Laura, children Maureen and Andrew, and his three beloved grandchildren. He had many other interests such as his love of travel, particularly in France and Italy, inspiring many of his works, along with a particularly keen interest in cars. He was always kind to dogs and enjoyed a biscuit with his coffee. The attached image is taken from a painting exhibited last winter at an RSW exhibition in Stirling.
Neil Macdonald PAI RGI RSW
Alice McMurrough both PAI RGI RSW