The Alfred Langevin Cultural Hall in Huntingdon will be hosting a silent auction of paintings by artist Barbara Walter over two weekends, August 27 and 28 and September 3 and 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.
A self-taught artist, Walter has drawn on her experience as a window display artist to compose her paintings depicting the beauty of the natural environment. Watercolour on Arches paper is her primary medium. She has spent the last four years painting landscapes around her home in Hinchinbrooke where she lives with her husband on his family farm. “I am inspired by the environment that surrounds us and am grateful to be living here,” she says.
The decision to offer her paintings up for auction to benefit three local non-profit organizations stems from a desire to “contribute directly to the community.” She says she thought of a silent auction as being “more elegant.”
57 of Walter’s paintings have been mounted and framed in her studio using recycled and refurbished frames and glass. Each is signed with the nickname “Ulla,” which refers to her given first name, Ulrike. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Little Green Library, La Bouffe Additionelle, and The Betty Riel Foundation. Participants will be encouraged to bid on the different paintings while identifying which organization they would like to benefit from their contribution, should they win.
The paintings available for auction can be viewed online at https://zenfolio.page.link/GGR8w
For more information, contact Nancy Brunelle, the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent’s cultural development agent, at 450-264-5411 x238.