We're now only a few days away from the Art Show opening, an exciting event and a first for Ferrymead Rotary. This event was set to show case work from 31 artists however that number increased to 32 last week when we received a painting of Shag Rock, painted in 1965 by Canterbury Artist Gladys Keeley.

Gladys started painting in her teens and was still painting when she passed away at 87 in 1999. Her favourites were landscapes, seascapes and old farm buildings. She always preferred to paint in oils. Her work was accepted by The Canterbury Society of Arts, where she was a Working Member for many years and she held several exhibitions in their gallery. She also was accepted for the Annual Kelliher Awards.

This painting, which will be auctioned on the Friday opening night was kindly donated by Julie & Roger Martyn (Julie's mother being the Artist)