Smith paint­ing auc­tion

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Wim­mera Hos­pice Care Aux­il­iary will auc­tion a wa­ter­colour paint­ing by renowned Hor­sham artist, the late Gwendda Smith, dur­ing this week­end’s Hor­sham Art Fair.

The paint­ing has been do­nated to the aux­il­iary to sell and use the pro­ceeds of the sale for on­go­ing fundrais­ing ef­forts.

The scene is of the Grampians in the dis­tance with large

gum trees in the fore­ground on an ex­panse of pad­docks and a Wim­mera sky.

It is painted in sub­tle olive greens and soft blue hues with a hint of rust red in the soil.

Aux­il­iary pres­i­dent Lea Cram­mond said the work was taste­fully framed and had been val­ued as a sig­nif­i­cant piece of Smith’s art­work.

“This work is a con­sid­er­able size – 74 cen­time­tres wide and 57cm deep, which in­cludes the frame and the matte,” she said. “The aux­il­iary will present the paint­ing at the art fair as a silent auc­tion, with a start­ing price and a re­serve price.”

All money raised by Wim­mera Hos­pice Care Aux­il­iary re­mains in the re­gion, help­ing to pro­vide equip­ment at no cost to pa­tients.

“Much of this equip­ment is pro­vided for use in the home. We have no over­head costs, so every cent we raise is used for equip­ment.”

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