Local volunteer artist Paul Treacher who has been attending a session organised by the Portland Community Partnership at Osprey Leisure Centre has painted and donated two special pieces of artwork to the centre. 

Mr Treacher had been attending a regular session organised on a Friday for the past 6 months and as a gesture of appreciation asked general manager, Nigel Williams whether he could paint and then donate two special pictures of an Osprey catching a fish. Three months after the initial approach the paintings have arrived and upon first impressions everyone who has seen them have noted the detail and commented on their quality.

Nigel Williams said It was fantastic to be asked by Paul if we would like have a couple of original paintings that were pertinent to the centre which has our name and logo in the form of an Osprey, therefore I had no option but to accept his generous offer.  The main issue I had was keeping the pending arrival quiet from other centre users as Paul paid me numerous visits updating me of progress.  The quality is outstanding and the outcome and final paintings are wonderful so I must thank Paul for donating his time and efforts into producing such fine examples of his work for all our visitors to see.”

The paintings are on display at Osprey Leisure centre and were produced locally at his White Horse Studio in Chiswell.

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