Artist’s Paintings Raise Cancer Funds – This Is Somerset

Members of the Old Bakery Artists group have been using their artistic talents to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

The group, which holds monthly meetings at The Fromeway Inn, in Radstock, raised £1,260 for the charity through a silent auction at its successful Christmas Exhibition held at Rook Lane Chapel, in Frome, in December.

Members of the Old Bakery Artists produced and donated 27 pictures on small block canvases from abstract, to landscape, still life and figurative in a variety of mediums.

The work was on display anonymously with a silent auction taking place throughout the exhibition.

Summer Sun, Dartmouth, an oil painting by David Fisher, an artist from Midsomer Norton who is undergoing treatment for cancer, attracted the highest bid of £275.

Chairman of the Old Bakery Artists, Keith Wisbey, said the group were grateful to everyone who attended the exhibition and bid on the pictures enabling them to make a large donation.

He said: “It is a charity close to our hearts, especially when our thoughts are with David who is a vital member of Old Bakery Artists.”