Rotherham artist opens his latest exhibition aged 87

87-year-old Edwin Wraith, a local artist from Brinsworth, is exhibiting a collection of drawings at Rotherham's Imperial Arcade Gallery
87-year-old Edwin Wraith, a local artist from Brinsworth, is exhibiting a collection of drawings at Rotherham's Imperial Arcade Gallery
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Age is nothing but a number to artist Edwin Wraith who has opened his latest exhibition of drawings – in his 80s.

At the grand old age of 87, talented Edwin still enjoys picking up a pencil or paintbrush to document wonderful landscapes and landmarks.

His latest collection of artwork – titled simply ‘Edwin Wraith Drawings’ – has gone on show at Rotherham’s Imperial Arcade Gallery.

The exhibition features a range of Edwin’s artwork from the past 20 years, from scenes of Scotland to sketches of race horses.

Edwin is a self-taught artist who first began painting at the age of 52, when he was unable to work due to an injury.

His first exhibition was in a school close to his home in Brinsworth, Rotherham, and he has since shown his works in galleries and libraries across South Yorkshire.

Edwin also shows his work regularly at the Sheffield Art Show and his pieces have been snapped up by art lovers in locations as far afield as France, Cornwall and London.

His latest exhibition will be displayed until October 31.