Newton Poppleford Sunflower picture on move

PUBLISHED: 13:31 02 August 2010 | UPDATED: 13:31 02 August 2010

Sheila Tweed, a member of Newton Poppleford Art Society, who helped paint the giant Sunflower picture

Sheila Tweed, a member of Newton Poppleford Art Society, who helped paint the giant Sunflower picture


Giant sunflower picture moves from Newton Poppleford to help Hospiscare.

GIANT sunflowers will brighten up the day for Hospiscare, Exeter, in more ways than one.

Not only will this giant picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers raise funds for the charity, it will also be displayed at its Exeter base.

Some 49 artists, including 40 members of Newton Poppleford Art Society, painted the seven by six foot picture in the style of Van Gogh.

It has taken pride of place at the society’s annual exhibition, held at Newton Poppleford Primary School this week.

On Friday, the painting will move to Darts Farm, Topsham, where it will raise funds for Hospiscare through a competition to guess the squares painted by six members of the Darts Farm team and by Justin Leigh of BBC Spotlight.

Prizes have been provided by Darts Farm.

The painting will hang in its food hall and the public will be invited to pick sunflowers for a contribution to Hospiscare.

At the end of the sunflower picking season, the giant Sunflowers will be hung in the garden room at Hospiscare, Exeter.

Our photo shows Sheila Tweed, one of the show’s committee members, with the sunflower painting, which she helped to complete.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Sidmouth Herald. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Sidmouth Herald