Info sought on mystery painting

The mystery painting
The mystery painting

An ex-pat has contacted the Chronicle from Canada appealing for information on the artist behind a painting.

Ann Presti wants to know if any readers can help her trace the origins of the above picture after her parents Matt and Ella Patrick brought it to Canada with them in 1971.

The picture is autographed with the moniker “M. Gillies 1927”, but suggestions that it may be the handiwork of the Kilsyth Academy art teacher of the same name have so far not been confirmed.

If you know anything about this picture or its background, please contact Ann Presti at: