The family of the late much loved artist Derek Carpenter of Staithes would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Al and Dave Milnes at the Staithes Gallery for presenting the two-week retrospective (non selling) exhibition of sixty plus pictures to celebrate his work from 25 February to 11 March.
To all the people who kindly loaned their paintings, some pictures sent from Europe - many thanks.
A big thank you to Brian Butcher for organising the Remembering Derek concert, which was full to capacity.
The proceeds from the raffle raised £240 and were given to Cancer research. The concert included the Men of Staithes choir of which Derek was a member. The OMGuit guitar group of which Derek was a founder member and individual performers Donna Brogan accompanied by Delores, Pete Hayden and Bob Fortune.
Many thanks to everyone who attended both of the events, it was fantastic for the family to see the high regard and respect in which Derek was held. Derek would have loved it.