Bill Wright RSW RGI PAI

 

Bill Wright

Hebridean Shallows    

 

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OBITUARY

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