A GOSFIELD artist is hosting new art classes to raise funds for a popular charity event.

Georgie Roy, 75, of Halstead Road Gosfield, says funds are needed as she looks to bring back the well known Charity Gosfield Scarecrow Trail in September.

The trail usually sees up to 400 scarecrows erected in Gosfield but has been absent for eight years.

Mrs Roy said: “I stopped in 2008, because I thought it was going to kill me but brought it back for the Jubilee & Olympics in 2012, and now I’m going to help Gosfield Shop get a permanent building and Braintree Mencap of which I am a long standing Vice President.

“Without taking out of the funds for the very, very many little things and lots of petrol, it always costs me me quite a lot of money and if I ever added it up I probably wouldn’t do it.

“I need to start a couple of new art classes at the end of this month, to help fund these contributions to the charities.”

With numerous awards under her belt, Georgie, a former teacher, has been making art for decades and has become renowned in the Braintree and Halstead areas.

Georgie has hosted a number of solo art exhibitions in the area over the past 30 years, even sharing her talents with aspiring artists with her art classes.

A number of different classes will be on offer like beginners classes, where Georgie will teach a different subject, technique, or medium each week.

Other classes include Drawing for Budding Artists, an eight to eleven year old class, Acrylic Painting for Beginners and The non profit Gosfield Life Drawing Group.

For more information you can call Georgie at 01787 472803