Artist: Hamish Constable Paterson

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Third son of James Paterson
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Owned 38 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright 1930s. Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy, 1935 from Kirkcudbright and 1936 from 38 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright. Returned to Moniaive in 1953.


Edinburgh College of Art

Exhibited At:

Royal Academy; Royal Scottish Academy; RSW; Royal Hibernian Academy; Liverpool; Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts


Mac Fleming, WO Hutchison


James Paterson,  Moniaive and Following Family Traditions, (exhibition catalogue), 1983.

Image of the artist in his Black Watch officer’s uniform from a family album, kindly supplied by a member of the family.


Born James Constable Paterson, he was always known as Hamish. Reference to self portrait and portrait of Sivell (SNPG file) Seriously wounded in First World War. Friend of Oswald Atherton Fleming, Mac, who rented 14a High Street, Kirkcudbright from Hornel. His Creetown Quarry exhibited at Harbour Gallery, Kirkcudbright Jubilee, 1982.

His friend Mac Fleming married Dorothy L Sayers in 1926.

1928 His portrait of W O Hutchison purchased by Scottish Modern Arts Association.  In 1932 presented a watercolour of the Anwoth Hotel, Gatehouse to his friend Joe Dignam, owner of the hotel.