Artist donates work to charity

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A Banchory-based artist has donated two artworks to an Aberdeen show to raise money for charity after the death of a friend and colleague.

Fenneke Wolters-Sinke, who moved to Scotland from The Netherlands 10 years ago and now lives in Banchory, donated two prints to the art show in memory of a friend who died of cancer.

The money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Fenneke said: “Almost a year ago I lost a friend and former colleague to cancer. He became ill very suddenly and a month later he passed away in Roxburghe House in Aberdeen.

“I met him by chance when I had just started my photography business. He was a photographer himself too and I was in awe of his work. He encouraged me to follow my passion and pursue my own artistic career. If it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t have been here.”

The collagraph prints Fenneke has donated to the show, entitled Organic Composition I and Earth Layers II, were inspired by the landscape of Harris which she visited last year and are priced at £150 each.

In addition to buying the artworks on sale, which range in price from £40-£5,000, visitors to the art show can bid for items in a silent auction. These include an original oil painting by Aberdeen artist Barry McGlashan, as well as the opportunity to have your portrait painted by another local artist, Mark McCracken, or spend the day with jewellery designer Anne Marquiss or Deeside ceramist Hilary Duncan.

Jennifer Mitchell, Macmillan’s Senior Fundraising Manager in the north of Scotland, said: “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported this show so generously.

“Without events like these Macmillan could not provide the wide range of vital services it does.”

The art show is being held at 9 East Terrace (entry via outdoor carpark), Union Square, Aberdeen. It is open this week from Thursday to Saturday, 12-4pm.