Kilmore senior citizens have been busy with their paint brushes all year in the lead up of a major art sale this weekend.
More than 300 paintings will be presented with a mixed genre of landscapes, flowers and wildlife in many mediums such as oils, acrylics, and watercolours.
Kilmore Senior Citizens Club art educator Maria Dee said residents could expect diverse and affordable art.
Ms Dee said the group who met Friday mornings was a talented bunch, all with their own uniqueness – either wanting to learn a new hobby, improve their existing art skills or make friends.
“What also makes our group unique is how everyone has respect for each other, they work together with a mix of fun and laughter giving each other encouragement, with no competition, just a beautiful friendship,” she said.
Ms Dee said she hoped to see the community supporting the seniors, similar to the previous sale in March that sold about 100 pieces.
This weekend’s sale will be over two days, following the success of the March sale.
“That art sale was dedicated to one of our senior members artists Rosalie Jewell, she painted over 1000 paintings in the last five years,” Ms Dee said.
Ms Dee said as well as weekly art classes at the club’s Sydney Street hall, other activities included bingo, hoy, bus trips and much more.
She encouraged other Mitchell shire senior clubs to introduce art classes, as it encouraged seniors and gave them a purpose.
The sale will be from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday at Kilmore Senior Citizens Club, 7 Sydney Street, Kilmore.
For further information, people can call Ms Dee on 0409 933 595.