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Christine Art Exhibition 24/02/2018

Photograph of Christine at previous exhibition with her pictures hung on the wall behind her

Monday 26th February to Thursday 29th March 2018

The Gallery at The Montgomery, Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 2LG

Christine is a client and supporter at SRSB and is a prolific artist, working mostly in coloured pencil and pastel. She can turn her hand to producing pictures of animals, people, flowers and scenery. 

We are delighted to work with The Gallery at The Montgomery on Surrey Street to display a range of her art, a selection from both past and present work.

We previously supported her with an exhibition of her art at the Coterie Gallery in Rotherham back in 2015 and are pleased that we can work with her again on this exhibition.

When Christine Smith was recuperating from surgery for a brain tumour, she was introduced to an artist who encouraged her to draw. Little did she realise at the time, how this rekindled passion would develop into a prolific collection of drawings and lead to exhibitions of her work.

Surgeons had to remove Christine’s left eye and rebuild her face, and she has been left with no sense of smell or taste. “My art keeps me going,” she explains. “I am passionate about art and drawing has helped me to rebuild my life.”

“I would like to donate the profits from the sales to the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and Macmillan, as both organisations have given me a great deal of support,” says Christine.

Graham Straw, who is a volunteer at SRSB, has supported Christine throughout the last few years. He ran a picture framing business and has mounted many pieces of her art. “We are all so pleased that Christine’s work has been recognised again, it will mean a great deal to her and encourage her talent.”

The exhibition at The Gallery at The Montgomery is open from 9am – 4pm Mon to Friday. Entry is free and anyone is welcome to visit to view Christine’s work or to purchase a picture. Profits from the sales will be split bewteen SRSB and Macmillan.

Please note that disabled access is not yet available at this venue.

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