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Tain artist's flight of fancy puts NHS charities in frame for a boost

By Hector MacKenzie

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Ingebjorg Smith with one of her paintings.
Ingebjorg Smith with one of her paintings.

A WELL-KNOWN Easter Ross artist inspired by the efforts of healthcare staff during the coronavirus crisis has turned her considerable talents to fundraising for NHS charities.

Tain-based Ingebjorg Smith hit on the idea of her unique box canvas artworks after combining her love of birds with the now symbolic NHS rainbow to place in the window of her studio.

After putting the idea on the Studio Smith Facebook page last week, the first batch sold out with immediate requests for more. With a poignant 'We'll meet again' motifs, they're starting to be added to windows across the country.

The hand-crafted canvasses, which she mails out, vary in size from 10x10cm up to 20x20cm and are 4cm deep. She joked: "I love making these. I will never catch up with Captain Tom but 100 per cent of the profits will go to NHS charities."

To find out more, message Studio Smith Tain on Facebook or email ingebjorg.smith@btinternet.com

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