A Work of Art

This morning I came across this lovely little news story about a man in Canada who is breathing new life into paintings he finds in charity shops.

David Irvine takes the slightly worn, dated paintings and adds in a modern twist, creating these slightly odd but charming pieces of art!

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I just love this idea. Charity shops are full of unloved paintings –  I’ve often bought some for the frame alone and the painting that sat inside them gets thrown away, and it’s lovely to see them being re-used and bringing a smile to faces of people all over the world!

Incredibly, David sells his ‘Re-Directed’ art for around £200+, which isn’t bad for a painting that can’t have cost any more than £5 when he bought it! The only thing I would have liked to see is that a donation of the profits are given back to the charity shop where the original was purchased. 🙂