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From Sunday March 24rd for 4 weeks

A number of accomplished paintings have been kindly donated to All Saints’Parish Church in Bakewell.

The generous gift was made by a local Derbyshire artist to help with the Church Organ Fund.

The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, regards herself first and foremost as a draughtsman and is concerned with simplicity and serenity, favouring watercolours as the medium to achieve this goal…believing ‘less is more’. The show of works spans more than 60 years, amongst a collection of Scottish and Derbyshire landscapes, the exhibition includes a number of paintings from a fondly remembered trip to New Zealand. She says… ‘many of these paintings are very dear to me and are part of my life’s work but I think it is time to let them go and let others share in the joy they have given me’. She adds... ‘Hopefully the paintings will have a new life, bring pleasure to others and all for a good cause.’

All Saints’ are planning a closed auction with all proceeds going towards the organ refurbishment. Over 40 quality watercolours and oils will be displayed at All Saint’s Parish Church, in the Newark from Sunday March 24rd for 4 weeks. Everyone will have the opportunity to bid and own one of the original works of art. The paintings include numerous landscapes (local and further afield), animals, lost heritage, events such as The Appleby Horse Fair and a particularly splendid painting of Hassop Hall. As well as the original artwork, there are many attractive prints to peruse and purchase.

Everyone is encouraged to come to view and bid on anything that takes their fancy, the final day for bids will be Saturday 20th April . All proceeds going to a good cause, helping with the restoration of All Saints’ magnificent church organ, an impressive and invaluable piece of Bakewell heritage.

There will be an opening event to reveal the works with Wine and Nibbles on Saturday March 23rd at All Saints’ Parish Church from 7.00pm….all welcome.


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