Another award for local artist

Carnoustie artist Jim Dunbar has received another award.

Carnoustie artist Jim Dunbar has received another award.

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Carnoustie artist Jim Dunbar has received another accolade just days after being awarded the Rendezvous Gallery Artist in Residence Award

That occurred at the 133rd annual exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

And in March he was given the prestigious position of associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society which is based at the Bankside Gallery next to the Tate Modern.

Then last week he was honoured to be elected to membership of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. ‘Transom’, the large oil painting submitted in support of his nomination will feature in his next solo show at The Meffan Gallery, Forfar, from October 19 to November 16.

The Royal Glasgow Institute (RGI) was founded in 1861 with the aim of promoting the best in modern painting from the whole of Britain and further afield. Today the RGI is still one of the key players celebrating painting in Scotland, giving artists a platform to display their work without restrictions on size imposed by other galleries and organisations.

Mr Dunbar’s work can also be seen at the forthcoming exhibition of work by new RGI members at The Kelly Gallery, Glasgow, from July 11 to 27.