Franklin artist Mr William Robins donates stunning piece of art

Tuesday, 3 November, 2015

Franklin artist Mr William Robins has been a committed supporter of the Neurological Foundation for many years, helping to fund world-class brain research across New Zealand. Recently, Mr Robins has extended his giving for other Foundation supporters to enjoy – with the donation of a stunning piece of art painted in his studio in Tuakau.

Mr Robins gifted “Return from Port Waikato” to the Foundation in July, and the charity has featured the artwork on the front of specially printed thank you cards that are sent out to supporters.

Mr Robins has painted mostly acrylic landscapes and nature studies for the past seven years, and took the top prize in the acrylic category at the Franklin Arts Festival in 2014. In the past, he has also enjoyed creating embroideries of birds and animals, and his art takes pride of place in homes all over the world.

Neurological Foundation Executive Director Mr Max Ritchie unveiled the painting at the Foundation’s national office recently, and says Mr Robins’ gift will be showcased at the AGM in December.

“Mr Robins’ commitment to the Neurological Foundation’s work over the years has been extraordinary, and the gift of his painting showcases his creative generosity, which will be enjoyed by many.”