Art to make dreams come true

A HOST of artists contributed to an exhibition to help make a poorly youngster’s dream come true.

About 15 artists from the North-East and beyond donated pieces to the Dreamer Prize Exhibition at The George Hotel in Piercebridge and allowed their work to be sold afterwards on behalf of the Dreams Come True charity.

Money raised from the sale of the artwork last night (Wednesday) will be used by the charity to send a quadriplegic teenager from Middlesbrough to Disneyland this year.

Exhibition organiser Ellie Pattinson said she was delighted with the event and the positive response from artists.

She said: “The exhibition looked fantastic; there were about 25 pieces and we had all kinds of art that you could imagine, from oils, to abstract, watercolours and photography.

“The only thing we didn’t have was sculpture.

“It has been hard work but I have really enjoyed organising it and for some of the artists it was their first ever show, so it’s nice not only to be raising money to give a child a life-changing experience, but also be staging something that could be life-changing for the artists involved.”

Miss Pattinson said there was also discussion among the artists about making the exhibition an annual event.

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