OAP’s artwork on display in Rotherham

An artist has been selected to have his work displayed in Rotherham - at the age of 88.

Monday, 7th December 2015, 5:00 am
(Image attached below  all permissions given for use) EIGHTY-EIGHT YEAR OLD ARTIST PROVES YOURE NEVER TOO OLD TO ACHIEVE Eighty-Eighty year old artist Edwin Wraith from Catcliffe, Rotherham has proven youre never too old to achieve after his artwork was selected to feature as part of the UKs largest Gallery Town. Edwins work was shortlisted and chosen by a panel of judges to appear in Rotherhams Gallery Town project; an economic and cultural initiative to help the town improve its appearance and experience for visitors and shoppers

Edwin Wraith, from Catcliffe, Rotherham, has his work on display as part of the Gallery Town project - an initiative to help improve the appearance of the town.

The open air gallery recently refreshed 25 works of art with Edwin’s among those now on display.

His piece, Old Rotherham, is positioned above the Yorkshire Bank on Bridgegate in the town centre.

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Edwin, a former milkman, became an artist in his fifties when he was unable to work after breaking an ankle.

He said he began to sketch and paint to ease his boredom.

boredom and pass away the time. This hobby soon became a passion and Edwin has not looked back since Gallery Town Project Manager, Ged Omar said: “It is critical that we display work from artists of all ages, nationalities, backgrounds and abilities, so Edwin’s work has been put on display alongside those of international masters like Edvard Munch.”

Edwin said:“To have a piece of artwork up in my hometown is something I am very proud of. Painting is a great passion of mine and to think that people will be able to see my work on display in the open air is fantastic.”