Gordon Webster has always enjoyed art, but after retirement and especially since moving into Balhousie Ruthven Towers in 2017, Gordon has produced some wonderful pieces on canvas and clay, and even painted furniture.

The Auchterarder care home has many of his works on display for residents, staff and visitors to see and enjoy, including a portrait of the beautiful building, a restored former country house hotel.

Gordon, 89 and originally from Glasgow, started painting when he was 14 years old. He would use up old pots of house paint and paint in his dad’s shed. He went on to be manager of an engineering company in Cumbernauld, living in Lenzie then Cupar with his wife Nan and daughter Carole. Gordon and Nan moved to Perth, where Nan still stays, to be beside Carole.

Following a consultation with residents and relatives, Gordon’s next work will be a painting of residents’ favourite bridges.

Says Ruthven Towers Home Manager Kirsty Smith: “It is clear Gordon gets so much pleasure from his art and that he can share it with others. We would like to say a big thank you to him for the work he has donated to the home. Here’s to many more masterpieces!”