AN ARTIST is donating all the sale proceeds of five of his paintings – which could be worth over £4,500 – to Hospice in the Weald, after learning the value of end-of-life care.
Michael Nash moved to Tunbridge Wells in 2016 and runs his own art studio, and now also fundraises for charity.
He told the Times: “I recently lost a young nephew to cance, up North. I was looking for a charity to support, and hospice care was present in my mind.
“But above all I wanted it [the cause] to be local,” he said.
He launched his charity exhibition before Christmas with the help of Royal Victoria Place (RVP), which gave him a shop window for the display until January 25.
The five canvases depicting scenes from nature could fetch from £900 or £950 each, depending on the size of the picture, which includes the frames, he explained.
“They represent quite a long time-commitment – probably two to three months of work,” added Michael.
“In monetary value, depending on how much they sell for, this is potentially worth over £4,500.”
Hospice in the Weald provides care for patients with a terminal illness and those important to them, in West Kent and northern East Sussex.
Michael Nash’s paintings can be seen in the Lower Level of Royal Victoria Place, opposite Accessorise, until January 25. Interested buyers can contact him at email@example.com or on 07970 294510.