Sadly one of our long time members Peter Pearse has passed away. He was taken into hospital on Thursday of last week and died on the Monday morning this week. Our thoughts are with his wife Jean and two daughters at this time.
Peter was a a member of Rayleigh Art Group for several years and was the Club Secretary for many years, and had re-joined the club a couple of years ago.
He was a prolific painter, mainly in acrylics, he painted mainly landscapes, but he also had a liking for the bright and brash as his Vegas style paintings showed. Recently he had entered six paintings at the Purleigh Open Art Show two weeks ago on the Monday, he was taken ill on the Thursday, and had sold three paintings by Sunday, quite a flourish!
His funeral is being held at the Southend Crematorium on Thursday 15th May at 3.20 pm. and hope that many of his friends at the club can attend. Flowers only from the family, any donations to the Cancer Relief charities.
He will be sadly missed.
Our thanks to Maggie Stannard for providing the information.