Donated art collection of late North Nibley artist Brian Lancaster moves to Wotton-under-Edge
A COLLECTION of work from a renowned North Nibley artist is making its way to Wotton-under-Edge ahead of its sale.
Following the death of Brian Lancaster, from Waterley Bottom, in 2005, his stepdaughter Kathleen Watkins discovered over 100 previously unseen paintings and drawings when clearing out his studio.
Mr Lancaster was known for his railway and marine art.
The collection included 40 unseen watercolours, as well as books and albums containing commissions for adverts, brochures, calendars and greetings cards.
There were also first day covers using his famous train paintings as well as preliminary sketches and many prints and posters of his more famous works, such as Berkeley Castle.
Ms Watkins generously donated the entire collection to the recently formed North Nibley Village Shop, run by and for the village.
Following its successful exhibit at The New Inn, Waterley Bottom in June, the collection is moving to Under the Edge Arts in Wotton to be seen by a larger audience and raise more vital funds for the community shop.
Shop secretary Marjory Wright said: "The collection is made more valuable and poignant because of Brian’s death and the fact that these are unseen and previously un-exhibited pieces."
The diverse works will be on display this Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, September 1 from 10am to 1pm. The paintings will be offered for auction at North Nibley Village Hall on Sunday, September 22.
For more information contact Ms Wright on 01453 542511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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