National recognition for 94-year-old artist

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A painting by 94-year-old Hilda Carter of Hallmark Healthcare’s Holmewood Manor care home in Nottingham has been selected for a national art exhibition and according to the organisers she’s the oldest person appearing in the artistic line-up. Hilda’s painting was selected for the EAC (Elderly Accommodation Council) Over 60’s Art Awards. It was chosen from more than 1,500 entries and has been in an exhibition at London’s Mall Galleries. Hilda’s daughter, Jean McKinley, said her mother had been painting since she was about 60. “She’s always been artistic in terms of crafts and arts but her painting started when she went along to evening classes at the local technical college,” said Mrs McKinley. “To begin with she painted in oils but she has now moved to watercolours and felt she wanted to enter the EAC Over 60’s Art Award when her home manager told her all about it. “I’m really thrilled that she’s done so well in this competition and we are all looking forward to seeing her picture

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