Featured Artists

Art in the Windows

Penny Wemyss
Penny lives and works in Glasgow. She is an expressive landscape artist. Penny has attended courses at the GSA and more recently the Bridge House Art Portfolio Course. The Landscape, be that rural or urban is her constant inspiration and motivation to paint. Her working process always starts by working outside, responding and reacting
to the scene and environment, and gathering information and ideas. She uses this initial work back in the studio to develop pieces that reflect her thoughts and responses to the subject. Experimentation and exploration allow her to create an expressive and emotive piece of work that captures the mood, passion, and energy of the subject without losing sight of the original scene that inspired her.

Nancy Sheppard Docherty
After retiral from Glasgow University, she took up painting as a hobby. In 2016 she embarked on a 2-year course as an ‘extra-mature’ student with Glasgow Kelvin College resulting in the award of a HND in Art and Design, which were some of the most fulfilling periods in her life. Inspiration for her artwork has come from many travels: swimming with penguins off the coast of South Africa, making a fantastic Australian road trip (seeing many wildlife icons along the way) driving the third highest road in Britain (Bealach na Ba in Wester Ross). She says she is privileged
to live in the most scenic, wild country and loves to visit the remote parts of Scotland.

Marion Back
After retiring from nursing 14 years ago, she took up painting as a hobby. A turning point for her was completing a 4-month intensive portfolio course at Bridge House Art in Ullapool. Today she is a contemporary abstract artist based in North Ayrshire. The pictures she paints are often based on structures or shapes recalled from memory, or from imagination. Her artwork is based on organic forms, fragments found on the beach, rock formations, or rusty tools in the garage. She finds inspiration all around her. More recently Marion’s creative energy has turned to textile art, an artform she has long admired. Starting with small hand-stitched abstract pieces, she hopes to progress to larger, more expressive work in the future.

The works of our Featured Artists are numbered 1-50 and may be seen on the front windows of the Art Department on Causeyside Street. All of the works featured in the windows are for sale.

Price list

Work may be purchased at any time and collected after the close of the exhibition on 26th November.