Bute artist’s work boosts cancer charity

Bute artist Frank Brown with his Second World War painting which raised �400 for Surrey cancer charity The Fountain Centre.
Bute artist Frank Brown with his Second World War painting which raised �400 for Surrey cancer charity The Fountain Centre.

A painting by Bute artist Frank Brown has helped to swell the coffers of a cancer charity in Surrey.

The painting features a series of images from the Second World War, in a ‘collage’ style for which Frank has become known in the course of a lifetime’s painting.

The work raised £400 for the Fountain Centre, an independent charity located at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

Frank, who was born and raised in Surrey, created the work in memory of his lifelong friend Jane McCaughey, a former patient at the centre, which received a financial boost of £4,000 as a result of a day of fund-raising activities in April of which Frank’s painting was a part.

On Bute, where Frank and his wife Jean have lived since 2006, Frank is best known for his equestrian paintings, some of which he has offered as raffle prizes over the years in aid of cancer charities.