“I wakened up one morning in 1975, realising that life was passing me by, and that if I was going to achieve anything, I had to give up the day job and make a commitment to painting. I love painting. The smell of linseed oil and turpentine. The tactile quality of paint.” – Norman Kirkham RGIWe are very sad to hear about the passing of Norman Kirkham RGI (1936-2021). Kirkham studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1953 to 1958. He was President of the Glasgow Art Club and Honorary Secretary of the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art. He exhibited worldwide and his work is held in numerous collections including The Royal Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, Glasgow Museums and Rozelle House Galleries. He is survived by Paddy Higson, his brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Mary Kirkham, and his sister Iris Inglis. He will be greatly missed.