My involvement with the auction, organised by Gareth Howells, was limited to the donation of my painting (left) to raise funds in the raffle, and many more photographers, artists and framers gave their services for nothing to make it a huge success.
I was stunned with sadness today to learn of the sudden death of Billy after a heart attack; I hope that the work he started will continue in his memory.
A truly inspirational human.
The only sad thing will be seeing the current show come down as it is looking great; do pop in for a look if you haven't already!
Also new on the wall are some more fantastic semi-abstract landscapes from Jackie Gardiner and two of Senja Bownes' characteristic moody sea and cloudscapes.
New to us entirely is Helena Emmans, who paints very expressive mixed media landscapes of the Isle of Skye, where she lives and works.