Hosted at the prestigious offices of Silk Family Law, an exhibition from local artist Annie Kennerley raised a total of £1635.69 for the MS Society.

Launched at a special event on Thursday 30th March, the exhibition was then open to the public for the following two days.

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Annie Kennerley is a talented artist based in the North East and her work is highly sought after. She works in oils, acrylics, and mixed media on canvas and board and creates her bold, energetic, semi-abstract, contemporary works, using multiple layers, expressive mark-making and a range of implements and scraping back techniques. The exhibition showcased a range of her paintings and drawings, including pieces from her new collection of work entitled ‘Dreams’.

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Attending the event in person, Annie stated “‘It has been a lifetime dream of mine to have a solo exhibition of my work and it’s a privilege to be doing just that at such a wonderful venue. The ‘Dreams’ series of paintings was almost three years in the making so I’m very excited to have the chance to be showing it in its entirety. ‘I dream my painting and I paint my dream’ the Van Gogh quote that inspired me and I’m doing exactly that! I never thought I’d have a second career and I am delighted that the launch also raised such a fantastic sum for a brilliant charity“.

The money raised by the silent auction included prizes from local companies including afternoon tea and vouchers for The Biscuit Factory, a golf day and artwork.

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Jill Clattenburg from Silk added, “We are delighted at the money raised from the exhibition, and what a success the event was for Annie. The MS Society is a cause that is close to the hearts of many people, and the money raised from the event will go towards supporting those affected by multiple sclerosis.”

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