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11th Aug, 2022

Solihull artist Harry sells work to help blind persons charity

Ryan Smith 10th Jul, 2022

THE ROYAL National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is set to get a cash boost after West Midlands global supply chain company Drac Global bought 22 paintings created by Solihull artist Harry Boddington.

Former electrical engineer Harry is registered blind and painted pictures that were printed on t-shirts and canvases, with all proceeds donated to RNIB.

Drac Global then held a grand opening event on June 25 to celebrate their new office space which showcased 84-year-old Harry’s art.

Harry cut the ribbon at the ceremony accompanied by his son Chris.

The event had plenty of games to enjoy and guests could get their faces painted.

Harry said: “What a wonderful occasion this was, Dracs donation is incredible and I’m very proud to have my paintings on display in their reception area.”

Dad of four Harry began painting 70 years ago and draws whatever inspires him including dogs, horses and deserts.

His wife of 60 years Eileen died five years ago and Harry has used painting as a way of keeping himself active since then.

The Drac global team have known Chris for over a decade and was keen to support the RNIB cause highlighted by father Harry.

Drac Global CEO Alex Hayes said: “Harry is an inspiration to all of us and his paintings have brightened up our head office tremendously.”

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