Smith painting auction
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.”