Artist sells off Peak Walks paintings to raise money for Blythe House hospice

An artist has put his paintings up for sale to raise money for Blythe House Hospice.

By Gay Bolton
Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 6:56 am
David Lowther's painting of a farm on a hill at Birch Vale.
David Lowther's painting of a farm on a hill at Birch Vale.

David Lowther has spent much of his time since lockdown restrictions eased in the High Peak and Peak District painting scenes of rural Derbyshire.

His collection, entitled Peak Walks, incorporates paintings from Whaley Bridge to Winnats Pass, Hayfield to Hathersage and lots of places in between.

On his Facebook page, David, 56, says: “I’ve been wanting to do something with my Peak Walks paintings and as an exhibition is out of the question at the moment I thought I’d put them to good use.

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"If you spend any time in the High Peak then you’ll have heard of Blythe House Hospice and the amazing work they do. I still find it unbelievable that hospices have to fundraise to exist. So I’m putting 20 of my Peak District pics up for sale. They are £100 each, for an original piece of art, and 50% of all funds raised goes to Blythe House.”

Salford based artist David spends a lot of time in the Peaks as his partner, Andrea Joseph, lives in Whaley Bridge. Unable to visit Andrea during lockdown, David drew scenes in and around Salford on his daily exercise.

Andrea, who is also an artist, said: “When lockdown restrictions were lifted David was able to get back to his favourite subject matter - the glorious Peak District - and he hasn’t stopped painting since.”

To see the 20 Peak Walks pictures, visit David Lowther Artist on Facebook or @davidlowtherartist on Instagram or email: [email protected]