Dunfermline Art Club has named an award in honour of one of their late members.

This was the first time the George Aitken Award was awarded to a painter, who was chosen by votes from members of the public, following the club’s successful winter exhibition.

Dunfermline Press: One of George's pieces of art. One of George's pieces of art. (Image: Dunfermline Art Club/ George Aitken)

Helen Rowbotham, Dunfermline Art Club president, said of George: “For a start, he was a very good artist, he did lots of local scenes like Dunfermline Abbey, Crail Harbour…

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“He did some line drawing, some water colours, and some oil paintings too.”

George had been a member of the art club for many years and had been its president for five years. His wife, Nancy Aitken, is still a member of the club.

Dunfermline Press: Dunfermline Art Club's Winter ExhibitionDunfermline Art Club's Winter Exhibition (Image: Dunfermline Art Club)

The award will now be held annually. This year it went to Lesley Inglis with her painting “Glencoe”.

Speaking of “Glencoe”, Helen said: “It’s colourful, it’s atmospheric, and well-presented.”