My friend Mary Batchelor, who has died aged 73, was one of Scotland's best- loved artists. Although she began painting professionally in later life, her commitment to the Scottish art scene was then immediate.
She became an associate member and regular exhibitor with Visual Arts Scotland and the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, and artist member of Paisley Art Institute. She was also awarded the Mayfest MacRoberts prize in 1997 and the Mackintosh residency in Collioure, on France's Mediterranean coast in 2011.
Source: Mary Batchelor obituary