Artist holds charity exhibition to mark milestone birthday

PUBLISHED: 11:00 19 April 2015

The Weston Hospicecare building at Uphill.

The Weston Hospicecare building at Uphill.


A TALENTED artist is putting on a charity exhibition of her work to mark her 90th birthday.

Betty Silburn decided to celebrate her landmark birthday with an exhibition and sale of her most popular screen-prints and etchings, in order to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Betty, who lives in Blagdon, trained as an art teacher after being widowed with two young children at just 42 years old. She is a former member of both the Bath and Bristol Societies of Artists and the Somerset Guild of Craftsmen.

She told the Blagdon parish magazine: “I have a plan-chest full of unframed prints.

“I did screen printing and etching for some 25 years at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I produced editions, mainly of local landscapes, but also of Nepal, South Africa, Australia and the Taj Mahal.

“I do hope people will support this venture, not only to raise money for such a worthy cause but to help me in my quest to get my affairs in good order.”

Betty’s work will be on sale from May 23-25, at St Andrew’s Church in Church Street, Blagdon.

The exhibition will run from 10.30am-5.30pm, and all proceeds will go to Weston Hospicecare.

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