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Tributes paid to Paisley creative who perfected the art of caring

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Tributes are this week being paid to a “truly exceptional soul” who used his creativity to better the fortunes of vulnerable people at home and abroad.Painter, potter and filmmaker Falconer Houston passed away recently aged 88.The former Castlehead High School teacher was a valued member of Paisley Art Institute through which he helped to make Paisley a welcoming community for Scottish artists while also raising phenomenal sums of money for charity.Renfrewshire Live, the new free app dedicated to bringing you around the clock breaking news, is now available to download.Powered by the Paisley Daily Express, Renfrewshire Live is your go-to source for news, features and sport with live coverage provided direct to the app, seven days a week.The dedicated team of experienced journalists, responsible for the publication of the award-winning Express, will focus on breaking news, day and night, across Renfrewshire’s towns and villages.There is also a dedicated St Mirren section that will follow every kick of the ball with the Buddies. Available on both Android and Apple.

D ownload here: Most recently the proud Buddie had been using his art and reputation to raise funds for Accord Hospice and for Ukrainians displaced by war.Yesterday, Accord said Falconer left behind a legacy which demonstrates what the power of art, kindness and community can achieve.The Paisley-based hospice, which delivers end of life care for people at its inpatient unit and at home, said Falconer’s contribution to the hospice, its patients and families was immeasurable.The hospice told the Express: “Falconer was a beloved local artist whose vibrant spirit and creativity has left a permanent mark on our community.“His steadfast

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