Waterson painting purchased by Trust

Graham: If you have any information on the latest portrait added to the David Waterson Trust collection contact them via their website.

Graham: If you have any information on the latest portrait added to the David Waterson Trust collection contact them via their website.

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The ANNUAL general meeting of the David Waterson Trust (DWT) was held in Brechin last week when two new trustees, Alex Craig and Karen Hamilton, were welcomed; current office-bearers were re-elected.

The DWT website www.davidwaterson.co.uk that includes historical narratives and virtual gallery of a huge collection of many of David Waterson’s works continues to attract considerable interest.

DWT treasurer Mike Mitchell provided an updated list of paintings in the trust’s ownership including a recent purchase of an oil portrait of a young boy “Graham” and a recent donation of over 40 paintings which they hope to display in April 2014 to commemorate 60 years since David Waterson’s passing.

Waterson’s 500 poems, transcribed by trustee Frieda Haggart, have been placed into 12 categories by trustee Ken MacAskill under the headings of Brechin, Melancholy, Metaphysical, Mythological, Nature, Passage of time, Romance, Scots, Sundries and Supernatural.

It was agreed, after several discussions with Norman Atkinson of Angus Council, that hard copies of the poems would be placed in folders representing the various categories and copies left in the library and Town House Museum.

The David Waterson Memorial Collection (DWMC) has finally been recognised, and it is hoped that a coloured brochure will be produced and a rededication of the DWMC made to the people of Brechin by Ken MacAskill and others of his family who are closely related to David Waterson.

The chairman voiced thanks to Savills for the use of their boardroom and to councillor Mairi Evans for taking the time to show trustees around the old Council Chambers in Panmure Street

A meeting between councillors and Angus Council’s Estates Department has been convened for Friday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

If you have information about the oil portrait “Graham”, such as the identity of provenance of the painting contact the committee via their website www.davidwaterson.co.uk.