Newark artist donates paintings to veterans charity Newark Patriotic Fund after fires and flooding at Arcade Framing Gallery forced him to move stock to garage

An artist has donated several of his paintings to a charity that helps veterans.

Tony Goulding is a Newark-based artist who draws inspiration from the city and his experiences in the military.

As a nearly 30-year veteran of the RAF Regiment itself, Tony chose the Newark Patriotic Fund so his artwork could be sold to raise funds, allowing the charity to continue to help fellow veterans. .

Tony Goulding with some of his artwork. (59828802)

The Newark Patriotic Fund provides support to veterans and their families in Newark, offering mental health counseling, housing and social events as well as more practical advice such as financial training, job applications and writing of CV.

Tony was the resident artist at Arcade Framing Gallery in Newark, but was forced to relocate when the business suffered a fire and flood that caused the downtown store to temporarily close.

Leaving the premises, Tony now had to store much of his work at home, as well as prints and boxes of calendars which were also sold in the shop. To make room for new paintings, he decides to donate them to a charity.

Tony Goulding with some of his artwork.  (59828805)
Tony Goulding with some of his artwork. (59828805)

“I just want to clean the decks and start over,” he said.

“I want to start creating new things again and that’s when this idea of ​​giving came to me. It helps me and it feels good. »

Tony hopes to be back at the Arcade Gallery after Christmas with repairs and building work expected to be completed by January.

He said, “I have my home studio but I liked the interaction I had in the gallery, so I can’t wait to be back.”

A total of 11 prints and three original paintings were donated, including scenes from Newark and a painting of a Lancaster bomber.

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