Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook painted this self-portrait and is auctioning it off to raise funds for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre.

Williams Lake Mayor Kerry Cook painted this self-portrait and is auctioning it off to raise funds for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre.

Williams Lake community leaders put artistic talents on the line for Child Development Centre fundraiser

Downtown Williams Lake is raising funds for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre by auctioning off several paintings.

Downtown Williams Lake is raising funds for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre by auctioning off several paintings.

Among them are three self-portraits by high profile lakecity citizens.

The self-portraits have a childlike quality which might be expected of people who normally express their talents in other ways.

“The self-portraits on display at Western Financial Group are by some of our elite citizens of Williams Lake,” says Arty the Art Walker, Willie Dye.

“They are the Mayor Kerry Cook, Inspector Warren Brown of the RCMP and Gregg Gaylord, the principal of Lake City Secondary. These are definitely one of a kind pieces of art and belong in the collection of any serious art collector.”

Another more professional painting in the auction is by noted lakecity painter Randy Moe.

“The painting at Lake City Ford is a very large Randy Moe that has been on display outside of the Bank of Montreal for many years,” Dye says.

“It is now on display at Lake City Ford and was donated by Sheep Creek Developments and will be a great addition to anyone’s Moe collection.”

Bids will be until Saturday, Sept. 7. To view the paintings and make your bid drop by  Western Financial Group and Lake City Ford.

Dye also reminds the public that the 2013 Art Walk also wraps up in the city on Saturday, Sept. 7. The grand prize this year is a trip for two to Sun Peaks.