Donside artist scoops second at exhibition

Donside artist
Donside artist

A talented art student from Donside has bagged second prize at the third annual SPD painting awards exhibition in Aberdeen.

Former Westhill Academy pupil Catherine Ross (22), now in her final year of study at Robert Gordon University (RGU), was awarded the £750 prize for her striking painting of salt plains in Nevada which met with immediate appreciation from the judges.

Keith Grant at Gray’s School of Art, said: “The exhibition

is a great opportunity to showcase work from what can be the most formative and exploratory years for our students but which too often doesn’t get an opportunity to go on display.”