LOCAL artists from across Yorkshire have come together to raise money for end-of-life charity, Marie Curie, through an online silent auction.

The online Great Yorkshire Art silent auction features 43 stunning pieces donated by artists from across Yorkshire. Many of the works are based on Yorkshire vistas, such as an original pencil sketch of Richmond Castle by Ashley Jackson and landscapes by Richard Gray.

Gemma Hewitt, Senior Community Fundraiser Yorkshire for Marie Curie, said: “We’re very grateful for the generosity of all the artists who have donated pieces. The auction is raising money to help us fund Marie Curie Nurses, our hospices, and support line services across Yorkshire.

“This is a great opportunity to not only pick up a fantastic piece but also support a very good cause.”

The auction, using the online Givergy platform, was organised by Marie Curie volunteer Dave Beswick, Chair of the charity’s Harrogate Fundraising Group.

Harrogate abstract artist, Andi Robinson has donated two pieces to the auction. She said: “I wanted to support Marie Curie as like most families, I have a close and unwanted relationship with cancer.

“My father and his father both lost their lives to the disease. My dad just three years ago.

“So any money that we can raise for this amazing proactive and inclusive charity is rewarding.”

The silent online auction runs until July 10th 4pm, with all lots available to browse and bid on here.