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Wolves paintings net £8,000 for Cure Leukaemia

By David Cosgrove | Wolverhampton | Wolves | Published:

An auction of Wolves artwork in aid of Cure Leukaemia raised more than £8,000 for the charity.

This painting of Wolves players on the pitch at Molineux by Louise Cobbold raised £1,140 at auction

The Great Big Art Auction of works by artist Louise Cobbold pulled in £8,776.

Two of the paintings by the artist, whose husband Chris is a Wolves fanatic, topped £1,000.

A painting of Wolves players in front of the South Bank holding up letters spelling out ‘No 1 Carl’ in honour of sidelined keeper Carl Ikeme raised £1,140.

Louise Cobbold hard at work painting Nuno

While a group celebration including Conor Coady piling on his teammates sold for £1,071.

Louise, aged 38, painted the dozen watercolour works in aid of the charity.

There are individual portraits of Ivan Cavaleiro, Barry Douglas, Helder Costa, Leo Bonatini, Matt Doherty, Willy Boly, Diogo Jota – and two of Ruben Neves.

Louise also painted Wolves boss Nuno, a team celebration and the players in a huddle.

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Another of Louise's paintings

Her paintings are based on photos taken by club photographer Sam Bagnall.

A statement on the auction website said: “The Great Big Art Auction has finally closed following a highly charged and very competitive auction of 12 unique and original framed paintings by Louise Cobbold.

“With two paintings exceeding £1,000, an overwhelming result thanks to the amazing response and generosity of all those who took part.”

One hundred per cent of the funds raised will go to Cure Leukaemia to support the lifesaving work of the specialist research nurses the charity fund in the Midlands.

Limited edition prints of the paintings are available to purchase through Louise’s website with 10 per cent of the profits also going to Cure Leukaemia.

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_

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