Your chance to own a painting by Bishop David Sheppard
OIL paintings by the late David Sheppard, the former Bishop of Liverpool, are being auctioned for charity by his family next month.
The same sale on February 5 will also feature watercolours by his late wife, Grace, to be held at Cato Crane Auctioneers, Stanhope Street, Liverpool.
There will be around 60 paintings by the couple, who shared a keen interest in amateur painting.
Included in the sale will be portraits by Denise Dean, of David Sheppard (who died in 2005), during his England cricketing career and a large oil portrait by Robert Hughes, painted in March, 1984. Grace Sheppard died in 2010.
The money raised will go to the Better Together Trust, which supports bringing different faiths to- gether for the common good.
David Sheppard worked closely with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Derek Worlock, on inter-faith relations.
Auctioneer John Crane said: “We’re not expecting a fortune from these paintings. They are more of an experimental nature or prototypes for larger pieces.
“But I think their appeal is for Liverpool people who want a personal memento of one of the city’s most famous latterday characters.”