Knowing your art pays off for charity op shop

4th April, 2017

A painting dropped into  the donation bin in a small town in Ontario state Canada has proven to be a windfall for the local charity thanks to a volunteer with a keen eye for art.

They identified the painting as the work of one of Canada’s most famous folk artists – Maude Lewis.

Several independent art experts have confirmed the province of the painting and expect it to raise between CAD$10,000 and $16,000  for  the Mennonite Central Committee Thrift Center, in New Hamburg, a small town about two hours west of Toronto.