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Make a Donation To Get Every Buddie in the Artwork of Barshaw Park 2017
To make donation to a charity and to allow for the artists time to paint each character, below is a list of famous people and local characters from Paisley, if you wish someone to be included or removed from the list please email the

After painting John Byrne in the painting...painting the Arts Centre, this gave me the idea to have the area in front of the Hamishes Hoose tent, with various famous and local characters of Paisley such as Gerry Rafferty and Dennis McBride in more detail with procceds going to a charity.

To get everybody in will make a quite a unique painting. All sitting about having a picnic with people like Danny Kyle, Miss Debbie and and other well known characters such as "Heather the weather, Eric Cuthbertson, Steelers Wheel, The Band Brazil and also Paul Thomson... just everybody. All just sitting about in a summers day, playing guitars and stuff, but not as concert. Also to put Paisley's past into the artwork with characters such as the "Coats" family and "Ta Ta Bella"
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Famous people from Paisley

Donation to put a character in the original artwork
Gerry Rafferty Playing the guitar
Dennis McBride Playing the guitar
Joke Box Wullie standing with a waistcoat singing
Danny Kyle Standing with walking stick laughing
Donations to Charity

To make a contribution to charity, I would like to paint some of these characters who are sadly no longer with us, and the higher the donation the closer they are in perspective. With the highest donation choosing the charity of which 60% of these monies will go to, this will also be confirmed with receipts from that charity The other 40% is to cover the cost of material, time and the operational cost of the project, eg if you donate £1 then the Sunshine Gallery will get 40p and the artist will get 20p of this, from each donation to paint in the chosen character in detail Please note this project is self funding and recieves no funding from any other source.
The original artwork will also go on auction for a charity in December 2017

The person who makes the biggest donation chooses the charity and everyone who participates will also get a unique number to enter a free prize draw for a framed limited print

Donation to the Artist and the Sunshine Gallery

To sponsor someone to be in the artwork, 40% of these monies will also go towards supporting the Artst G. Byars and the Sunshine Gallery in the Paisley Centre, which is really needed to complete this unique painting

Refunds will be given before the closing Date for Donations 24/06/17 with a 20% charge for admin
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Paolo Nutini, I might need permission from some
Gerald Butler
David Tennant
Kelly Marie with the 2 dancers

Archie Gemmel with a ball

St. Mirren with the 1987 Scottish Cup Tony and Billy
Local Characters
Heather the weather Ried
Armen Pieraccini
Sean Batty
Gordan Byran
Reg Kennedy
Eric Cuthbertson
Miss Debbie
Reg Hutchinson
Jimmy the Banjo
The wee man who stands outside the Anchor Bar
Calam Reid on Drums

Tony Lawrer

Joe Egan
James Dewar Robin Trower Band also played bass on the Lulu version of "Shout"
Paisley's Past
Coats Mills
Clarks Mills
R. Tanahill
Alexandar Wilson

To participate in this unique and original artwork of Barshaw Park. Please come into Sunshine Gallery at the Paisley Centre Market (on the middle floor) or email your details

Looking down from the hill at Barshaw Park on a summers day, over the pond with Paisley Architecture in the background. you or your family can be in this small time capsual and unique original artwork, which will also depict Paisley History, here you can be painted, as a small "Lowry" character with your unique number so that you know where you are, for the artist to place you in the painting, maybe playing a guitar or to even to be on the small train.

With your ticket you are automatically entered into a free prize draw for a framed signed limited print

If you wish your business /organisation to be in this unique opportunity or to be as 1 of the main characters, please book your own painted stall or tent with your business name/title asp as this will help in layout and design. We will also link to your web address (optional)

Just before Christmas, once completed the original artwork will then go on auction for charity in December 2017, prints will also be available.

To give an idea, of what is meant by a "Lowry Character" This is big Allan Lindsay local Paisley Actor, Singer and Poet, who you may remember from such a Band called "The Suns".
Below I have began just to work on the outline to give an idea of the painting, when completed the final artwork will be full of colour and movement on a summers day. Maybe with a picnic at the very front looking down into the painting
Paisley Background outline
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Please Book your place in the original artwork
All the information that is requrie is bodyshape, hair colour and clothing as this is just a small representation of you and character
Option 1

Very Small Character

Option 2 Small Character £3
Option 3 Medium just a bit bigger £5
Option 4 In a bit more detail £10
Option 5 Main Character (photograph required for this option only) £150
Option 6 On the small train 12 space available £25
Option 7 Small Tent in area 4 £50
Option 8 Small Stall in area 4 £50
Option 9 Smaller Stall in area 2 £25
Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
Option 4
Option 5

Don't worry, If you are now abroad you still can be in this Painting of Barshaw Park Paisley Scotland

Just email your details for a unique number and make easy payment with PayPal
Please Book your place in the Paisley Barshaw Park Artwork
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How it works.  

As this is an original painting, where time will be taken for completion and then to be auctioned, with the proceeds going to a charity in December 2017.

With conformation you will be given a unique number, with your details and number, the artist will then put your number in your position in the painting, which will allow the artist time to continue with detail such as hair colour and clothing.

It would be great to get everybody in the original artwork as a small time capsule, to which I hope you all will participate and to please share.

The painting will work in 5 sections with "Lowry" characters in deep perspective and more detail applied to each character as they get closer in perspective.

There will be various promotional opportunities for various organisation, businesses and charities, with their own illustrated marque and title.

Just before Christmas, once completed the original artwork will then go on auction for charity on the 18/12/2017

Kind Regards and thanks for your time


ps On Demand I might start the whole painting again on a bigger canvas to get more people in

Please also view the web pages    
Scenic Paisley 21 Silk Scarf    
From original Artwork Scenic Paisley    
People and businesses Currently Participating  
Diane Potts
Number Who's in the crowd Position in the Painting
01 Hamishes Hoose Paisley Small Tent near the front
02 Lawrence Gilgallon Main Character at the front
03 Brian Kerr At the pond with a boat
04 John Smith Coming up the hill with camera
05 Paul Black Near Hamishes with a dog
06 Maureen and Child At the swing park
07 Margaret On path at the cross road
08 Mrs Ingrid At the end of swing park
09 Mrs Pinker and Husband On Path near swing park
10 George Eston On the milddle of the path near the front
11 Cafe Su Cafe Su on the path
12 Evelyn Byars near the front
13 Margaret's Chic Boutique Small stall next to Hamishes tent
14 Lee's Diner On the path near the main front
15 Jim Potts "
16 Diane potts "
17 Daughter 1 "
18 Daughter 2 "
19 Robert from the Butchers On the main path
20 Ally McDonald Near the pond with kids
21 Fergus McDonald Near the pond with kids
22 Marsie and her mum Near the bounce castle
23 Gary and Jennifer Hughes Near the pond with kids
24 Marie and Hughie Near the pond with her Dad
25 Alex's Barber shop Option 4 in the centre
26 Mrs Mason Near the main gate
27 Paul from the Arts Centre John Byrne with easel
28 Steven 1st in the Bungalow crowd
29 Rows Brows Near Barshaw Park Monument
30 Shivy near the back with red hat
31 Courtney next to shivy
32 Julia With mum Barbara at the back
33 Barbara with easel
34 Annette at the pond
35 Gosha and child  

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