Exhibition to be held in Exmouth to remember artist John

PUBLISHED: 16:30 14 November 2015

Exhibition at the Beacon Hotel in memory of Exmouth man John Onley

Exhibition at the Beacon Hotel in memory of Exmouth man John Onley


Artwork of a 'prolific and celebrated' Exmouth artist will be sold to raise funds for the charities which helped his family before he died.

The late John Onley, a long-term member and former president of Exmouth Art Group, wanted his remaining paintings to be sold at an exhibition.

A year after his death, his work will be sold off with all proceeds split between Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare and Stallcombe House residential home.

The secretary of Exmouth Art Group, Cath Ager, said: “John was a friend of many in the group and his work much-admired by his fellow artists.

“Members are delighted to be involved and we send out an open invitation to all who wish to come along to this unique event and benefit two such good causes.”

Pamela Warren, from Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare, said: “We are so appreciative to have been chosen to share the donation with Stallcombe House. Two local charities looking after local people, being supported by the people and businesses of Exmouth and Lympstone.”

At the sale there will be paintings, prints and art books and visitors will be asked to offer a donation close to the modest prices indicated on the exhibits. The event will be held at the Royal Beacon Hotel on Tuesday, November 17, from 2pm to 9pm, and Wednesday, November 18, from 10am to 8pm.

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