Deeside Rotary Art Event – April 21st

Rotary Aberdeen Deeside is pleased to announce that our Charity Art Event will once again be held this year on the 21st of April at Mannofield Church. Doors open at 1 pm with the event running from 2 - 5 pm.

Our local artist this year is Christine Cochrane. Originally from Kirriemuir now living and working in Aberdeenshire, Christine is a self-taught visual landscape artist.  After being made redundant in 2019 Christine decided to realise a lifelong ambition of creating art on a full-time basis.

“During a school trip as a teenager, I fell in love with the Highlands after being introduced to the magic of the Highland scenery. Inspired by the everchanging colours and moods of the landscape I work mainly in watercolours. I paint because I love it and the challenges it brings.”

“I create paintings that reflect the local landscape of our time and I value the fact that these fabulous areas of natural beauty appear to resist man’s onslaught. I believe that art is for everyone.”

Some of Christine's work may be seen here.

Christine will paint a picture, from the Grand Ballroom stage, which will also be shown on several large TV screens to the audience.   At the end of the event  the work will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and other charities.   Other works of the Artist will be on display and will be on sale in Balmanno Hall. Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be available during the interval. There will also be a raffle.

Tickets are now available at