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Exhibition of minister's art

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David-Reid-Exhibition-Poster-wAN ART exhibition featuring the work of a former Helensburgh minister was held over the weekend of September 23-24 at his former church.

The Rev David Reid was minister in Old and St. Andrew's Church, now Helensburgh Parish Church, from 1973-85, and a retrospective exhibition of his work was held in the Helensburgh Parish Church Halls.

Organiser Mary Duncan said: "As well as having been highly respected and well-liked as a minister here and in further charges, he was an exceptionally talented and prolific watercolour artist.

"He had a natural, almost canny ability to capture the ever changing light found in nature, within our own shores or further afield."

The exhibition consisted of some 175 unframed paintings, all of which were for sale by donation — suggested minimum price between £25 and £45.

David was a first cousin of Priscilla Dorward, a well known member of Helensburgh and District Art Club for many years before moving south to be close to her sister.

Mary added: "David obviously inherited the same artistic genes!"

All proceeds were divided between Helensburgh Parish Church and the Iona Community.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:47 )  

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