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'By the Water' exhibition by Rowena Comrie.

About the Artist 

Rowena Comrie – Personal Statement 

Rowena has lived and worked in Scotland as a professional artist for 30 years. Currently my studio is the Gallowgate, in the east end of Glasgow 

By The Water’, an exhibition of Watercolours, shows paintings made outside, or ‘en plein air’ around the UK, all within a stone’s throw of water - either the sea, river or canal.  A substantial number of them were painted at the Bowling Canal Basin, by the River Clyde, last November. 

The atmospheric beauty of the waterside with often misty but sometimes crisp, clear views over the Clyde was inspirational.  The panorama to the West towards Dumbarton varies with the tidal rhythm of nature, whereas to the East the Erskine Bridge is a marvellous triumph of engineering. 

Awards from Creative Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust and Paisley Art Institute, among others. 

Professional elected member of the Society of Scottish Artists and paisley Art Institute. 

Served as President of the Scottish Artists Union from 2011 – 2014.

Work held in many public and private collections including Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museum and the New Hall Art Collection, Cambridge. 

Visit Rowena’s website 

A sample of Bernadette's work...

Erskine bridge painting


Admission to this exhibition is Free 

ALL of the art work is for sale.


Backdoor Gallery
Dalmuir Library
3 Lennox Place
Dalmuir G81 4HR  


The exhibition runs from Friday 28 June - Saturday 17 August 2019 

Opening times 

Monday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:00pm 
Friday 9:30am 5:00pm 
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm