A milestone birthday has inspired a city artist to help paint a brighter future for people going hungry across Worcester.
Cherrie Mansfield has chosen 50 pieces of her artwork to sell during the countdown to her 50th birthday in December, with half the proceeds being split between Worcester Foodbank and international poverty charity Traidcraft Exchange.
The former Art Gemini Prize finalist will be unveiling 10 different bold and vibrant paintings every Sunday up until 8 December, each available at a discounted price starting from as little as £25.
Cherrie – whose contemporary art has featured in galleries across the country – felt compelled to take action after seeing a harvest plea by food bank and church leaders to boost stocks of emergency food in the face of growing referrals to the charity.
She said: “Creativity and colour have been an important part of my life, so I wanted to do something special to mark my big birthday and at the same time raise funds for those who need a helping hand.”
Money raised through the 50 for 50 project will provide vital funds for food bank as it continues to be deal with unprecedented demand for emergency food. Referrals to the charity are a third higher than this time last year with benefit problems and low income plunging more people in crisis.
You can view and buy Cherrie’s 50 for 50 paintings at https://www.cherriemansfield.com/50for50