Harrogate artist sells paintings to help Yemen


Last updated Apr 21, 2021
'Waves before Bamburgh Castle': one of Clive Wilson's works for sale.

Local painter Clive Wilson is selling 10 of his paintings to raise money to help children affected by the civil war in Yemen.

Mr Wilson paints impressionistic and dreamy landscapes. Most of his paintings show the Northumberland coast, where he has a holiday cottage. Although he was born and grew up in Leeds, he has lived in Harrogate for 32 years.

He began painting as a teenager, when he would make pocket money by painting shop signs. Now he works as a life coach and environmental consultant.

He has written two books on business performance and sustainable development, and is also chair of the Harrogate branch of the United Nations Association, an organisation dedicated to promoting the work of the UN.

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The Yemen conflict has become the biggest humanitarian disaster in the world, leaving more than 12.4 million children in need of assistance. All proceeds from sales of Mr Wilson’s paintings, which cost from £40 to £110, will go towards Save the Children’s Yemen Appeal.

The paintings can be seen in the cafe of the garden rooms at auctioneers Tennants in Leyburn, which is open for takeaway. Alternatively paintings can be viewed and bought on the auctioneer’s website.

Mr Wilson also has a JustGiving page for those who wish to make a donation to the Save the Children appeal.


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