Artist’s Make Grand Charity Donation – This Is Somerset

Members of the locally based Old Bakery Artists group (OBA) have presented a cheque for £1,260 to Kevin Wright of Cancer Research UK.

In return the group has been given a framed certificate of appreciation from the charity.

The money was raised by members of the OBA producing and donating 27 pictures on small block canvases, from abstract, to landscape, to still life and figurative in a variety of mediums.

These were on display at the OBA’s Christmas exhibition at Rook Lane Chapel in December and sold by a silent auction which took place throughout the show.

The picture which attracted the highest bid of £275, was an oil painting of Dartmouth Harbour created by David Fisher, a well-known and popular Midsomer Norton artist, who is at the moment undergoing treatment for cancer.

Keith Wisbey, chairman of the OBA, said: “We are grateful to everyone who came to our exhibition and bid on the pictures, enabling us to donate more than £1,000 to Cancer Research UK. It is a charity that is close to our hearts, especially when the group’s thoughts are currently with David, who is a vital part of the OBA.”