Art sale will raise cash for kids’ music charity

Alison Semple is auctioning her mum's art work for kids music charity Sistemo.
Alison Semple is auctioning her mum's art work for kids music charity Sistemo.

The daughter of a former primary school teacher is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for a music charity by selling her late mother’s paintings.

Alison Semple’s mum, Anne Daniel, was a music teacher at Milngavie Primary School in the 1970s and early 1980s. She was also a keen artist, amassing almost 100 watercolours. Many of them were landscapes of the West of Scotland.

The Alison said: “My mother was also a private piano teacher and had a great love of music.

“When she passed away last June we had to clear out all her belongings.

“She was a great admirer of the charity that provides musical instruments and tuition to children, Sistema, so we decided to hold an exhibition and sale of all her works to raise money for a charity that she was very, very interested in when she was alive.”

The family do not know how much the sale will raise, but Alison is hoping the community will turn out to the exhibition which is being held on Sunday, March 1, between 2pm-3.30pm in Cairns Church Hall, Milngavie.

Anne had also been a keen member of Milngavie Art Club and spent many years on holiday on the west coast of Scotland were she got much of her inspiration.

Alison added: “One of her favourite places was Arisaig.

“I think my daughter Rosie has been influenced by her granny because she is now a first year art student at Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen. What is lovely is that my mum knew Rosie was going to art school before she passed away.”

At the art exhibition and sale there will also be children playing a range of musical instuments from the initiative Sistema organises called The Big Noise. This initiative gives children the opportunity to play music in public.