Bill Wright RSW RGI PAI


Bill Wright

Hebridean Shallows    








Bill Wright RSW RGI PAI (died November 2016)

Bill Wright was one of the first recipients of the Paisley Art Institute Diploma (PAI). He was a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and became a career adviser for Art for the Strathclyde Regional Council Education department. He was also a former President of the Scottish Artists' Benevolent Association. He worked mainly in watercolour on shorelines based on a home in the Mull of Kintyre, on the Atlantic shore, where the winds and tides altered a large amount of sea. Ubiquitous Oystercatchers and coastal pebbles were often detailed. Awards included: Sir William Gillies Award, RSW; Education Institute of Scotland Award, RSW; Laing Prize for Landscape/Seascape; Paisley Art Institute Award. His work is held in many public collections including: Stirling University, Strathclyde University, Duke of Edinburgh, Educational Institute of Scotland