Artwork gifted by Newark Art Club hope to brighten Beaumond House Community Hospice
More than 20 members of Newark Art Club have been involved in a project to produce a painting to brighten up the dining room at Beaumond House Community Hospice.
The club was asked to help after staff and patients agreed artwork was needed for the room.
Members of HUG (Hospice Users Group) to selected a photograph of Newark Castle taken at spring time with purple and yellow crocuses in full bloom for the picture.
It was divided it into 24 pieces and art club members were each asked to paint a section in sessions at Newark Academy.
Once the pieces were finished they were put together to make a picture measuring 4ft by 3ft.
Project organiser Mr John Geeson said: “We had 24 members who wanted to be involved, including new ones who have never done anything like this before.
“People wanted to be involved because it was for Beaumond House.”
Beaumond House chief executive Debbie Abrams said: “First impressions really do matter and what a wonderful first impression everyone had at the unveiling of the beautiful painting that Newark Art Club have skilfully completed.
“Everyone at the hospice will really enjoy looking at the painting for many years to come and we are very grateful for their kind and thoughtful gift.”
The painting will be on show at the hospice open day and coffee morning on Saturday. The event, from 10am to 1pm, gives the public chance to have a look around the hospice, learn about the services it offers as well as career and volunteering opportunities.
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