WINCHESTER — Back in March, the Winchester District Memorial Hospital announced that local artist Carrie Keller would be organizing an online art auction to run throughout April, with a new piece auctioned each day from the first to the last day of the month. All funds raised would be donated to the hospital. On April 1st, Keller sold the first painting, titled ‘I Need Blue’, to a lucky bidder. The piece titled ‘Farm Road’ was the last one to go, on April 30th.
Keller’s work showcases the beauty of Ontario through the seasons, the colour of its waters and forests, and the sun on its shores. As such, it should come as no surprise that the auction raised a grand total of $1,860.
“From sunflowers to sunsets, every painting was beautiful,” notes Cindy Ault Peters, Manager of Direct Mail & Events. “It was fun to watch the bidding each day and know that someone was taking home a beautiful original piece of art.”
When she started the fundraiser, Carrie noted: “I am grateful to have the Winchester District Memorial Hospital in our community and I want to help. This is a great opportunity and I hope it will be fun too.”
A spokesperson for the WDMH said that the money raised will be directed to the Foundation’s General Equipment Fund to ensure WDMH has the right tools to provide excellent health care for patients close to home.
Carrie Keller teaches painting classes and sells her work at Paintings to Order. You can purchase your own unique piece there!