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Rohan's Boston view gifted to town

A piece of original art, in the style of the famous railway posters promoting the places they served, has been presented to Boston Borough Council and now hangs in pride of place in the main committee room at Municipal Buildings in West Street.

Artist Rohan Goonewardena produced the painting of a view of Boston showing the iconic Stump and St Botolph's footbridge.

The image was an instant Facebook success and generous Rohan made free prints available to all who wanted them at Boston Stump.

When Boston Borough Council contacted Rohan he immediately had a giant version produced and presented it as a gift to the town.

Chief Executive Phil Drury said: "I like Rohan's style and his portrayal of an iconic view of Boston. It has attracted many comments of admiration since it has been on display at the council offices. We are very grateful that he has so generously made this donation to the council."

Another of Rohan's paintings is currently on offer in a blind auction in aid of Blackfriar's Arts Centre. His painting of buildings alongside Custom House Quay, Boston, reflected in the waters of the river has been entered in Blackfriars Open Art Competition. The total price of the sale of the painting will be be donated to Blackfriars.

The painting will be on exhibition in the foyer gallery at the arts centre from Tuesday, April 4, to Friday, April 28. Sealed bids for Rohan's painting must be dropped into the box office by April 28. Envelopes must be marked "Blackfriars Open - Sealed Bid". The highest bid wins the painting.

And Rohan is planning his own art exhibition at Blackfriars - Boston - An Artist's View -  for the whole of November, comprising of paintings of his home town.

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