A HUDDERSFIELD woman is selling her historical art for charity.
Kathleen Fraser, 76, of Bradford Road, Fartown, is putting 35 paintings up for sale at the nearby Asda supermarket on Yorkshire Day, August 1.
All the money will go towards paying for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Supporters will have a stall at the store.
Mrs Fraser has painted most of the pictures in the past year, working from old black and white library photos of Huddersfield sites such as the King Street yards. Using her knowledge of stone buildings and history, she put the colours in herself.
She became involved with the Asda event after a friend from the air ambulance asked her. She said: "It is Yorkshire Day and I am a Yorkshirewoman, so I decided to help."
Mrs Fraser, formerly of Lindley, began painting as a pupil at Longley Hall School and was offered an art scholarship at the former Huddersfield Technical College but had to turn it down.
She married, had two daughters and only began painting seriously when she was 45.
She loves old stone buildings and was spurred on to paint when it was announced that Pack Horse Yard in Huddersfield was to be demolished.
"Huddersfield was a unique stone town. Lots of it has been demolished. What I'm trying to do is show what Huddersfield's history is like."
Mrs Fraser's paintings from that period are a record of many buildings which are now gone.
She later gave up painting again, but rediscovered her art two years ago.
Despite having impaired balance, poor eyesight, no sense of taste or smell and deafness in one ear, she still manages to be a prolific painter, having swapped her oils for gouache water-based paints.