Last year local artist Sheila Chinnock printed her first Poppy Calendar to raise money for two local charities. The idea was born on the back of the popularity of her poppy paintings with friends and neighbours and raised more than 1,200 euros.
Following on from last year’s success, Sheila has once again compiled a Charity Calendar and is hoping to beat last year’s total, which will be divided between the Royal British Legion and Alzheimer’s.
Sheila left the West Midlands more than 11 years’ ago to enjoy life as an expat on the Orihuela Costa. With more time on her hands, Sheila returned to her childhood passion for art and developed a love of painting. Liking her work, friends and neighbours soon asked Sheila to paint canvases and decorative tiles for them and many a living room, hall way and terrace on the coast boast her work. It can also be seen decorating the walls of the Captain’s Table at Punta Marina.
Despite creating beautiful seascapes and the contemporary ‘By moonlight’ range, it is Sheila’s imaginative and carefree poppy interpretations that have captured people’s hearts and spurred the first calendar. This year’s calendar also features some of Sheila’s most popular recent poppy paintings but also images from her ‘By Moonlight’ collection.
Sheila said: “If my paintings can make someone happy by raising a smile and help someone in need by raising a euro, then the calendars will have done everything I hoped.”
If you would like a copy of Sheila’s Charity Calendar please call her on 608 795 095 to arrange collection and payment; the calendar’s are priced at just 5e.