Exhibition will be a memorial to late wife

One of the paintings by Julie Regnart which will be part of the display organised by her husband.

One of the paintings by Julie Regnart which will be part of the display organised by her husband.

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A HUSBAND has organised an exhibition of his late wife’s work to raise money for charity and act as a reminder of her love of art.

Tony Regnart will be hosting the display this weekend, showcasing more than 100 pieces of her work.

Included in the exhibition will be a host of drawings, paintings and etchings that Julie amassed during various trips around England and abroad.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Preston Grange Art Group and Cancer Research UK.

It will be held on Saturday from 10am to 4pm at Preston Grange Community Centre in Newington Drive, North Shields.

Entry is £2.50, with refreshments, cakes and biscuits on offer, and all profits going to Cancer Research UK.

Tony said: “I’ve got around 90 paintings, and friends are bringing along some that they’ve got. It’ll be nice to see those again.

“We’re hoping to sell quite a lot, although I’ll be keeping a few personal ones.

“She did a series of paintings where she painted toilets from around the world, she had a thing about the ones that looked attractive.

“Julie liked people and scenes of old buildings.

“She has paintings from Malta, Italy, Venice, Majorca and around the UK as well.”

Julie lost her battle with cancer last January, ten years after beating the disease.