Tuesday, 12 January 2010


A 46-year-old mother of two, who gave up a legal career to become an artist, has won a top art prize.

Glasgow-based Patricia Cain was awarded the £15,000 Aspect Prize in London for her depictions of the construction of Glasgow's new Riverside Museum.

The artist moved to Glasgow from Carlisle where she owned her own legal practice, specialising in medical negligence and personal injury work.

She moved to Glasgow in 2001 to concentrate on her art.

The judges of the Aspect Prize - which is open to Scottish artists and those who are based north of the border - were especially impressed with her depictions of the new £74m Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde, which is due to open in Spring 2011.

Glasgow Overhang 3-D (2004)
Plastic, wood, wire, paper
193 x 180 x 80 cm

This Sky Will Hold You When You Fall Down (2004)
Steel, copper, electrical wire, calico
200 x 200 x 330 cm


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