Alastair Michie, RWA, FRBS (1921-2008) was an abstract painter and sculptor, born at St Omer in France to Anne Redpath, one of the great Scottish painters. He studied architecture before the war and thereafter worked as an illustrator and designer. Alastair Michie became influenced by the American abstract expressionists such as Mark Rothko and Robert Motherwell in the early 1960s and determined to change career and to become an abstract artist. He exhibited widely, including at the Royal Scottish Academy, and was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy 1982 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors 1994. His later paintings are mainly in acrylic and mixed media and demonstrate that he was a gifted colourist. Michie's work is represented in the National Galleries of Scotland and other leading public galleries. He lived at Wareham in Dorset for many years.