26th Oct, 2016

Kitty’s canvas prints ring true for Bell Tower

Evesham Editorial 23rd Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM artist has leant a creative hand to a mammoth appeal to raise half a million pounds for one of the town’s most historic landmarks.

Kitty Kovacevic, of The Orchards, has been creating canvas prints of the Evesham Bell Tower to sell on and raise funds for the £500,000 restoration of the site.

“I have always lived in the area and I have read about the Bell Tower appeal,” she said.

“I had been doing a lot of artwork based on architecture and I was putting together an exhibition about Evesham, which included some work on the Bell Tower.

“I realised this could help the appeal so I donated one of the pictures to a charity auction and I have been selling canvas prints

with 20 per cent of the proceeds going to the appeal fund.”

Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey are the latest to benefit from the artwork and donate the proceeds to the cause.

“I moved into a new house in The Orchards and when the sales office saw my work they decided to buy one of the prints to display in the office,” Kitty added.

The reaction I have had has been fantastic and I am really pleased to be lending my support.”

The appeal was launched to collect funds to carry out essential maintenance work on the Garde I listed building.

Elaine Taylor, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “The Evesham Bell Tower is a much-loved local landmark and we have been delighted to lend our support to the community’s fund-raising efforts.

“When we heard that Kitty was offering prints of her work based on the Bell Tower, we just had to have on to display in the sales office at The Orchards.”