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Community / Artist hands over cheque to MRI appeal after street exhibition

Balazs Onhausz handing over the MRI cheque to nurse Alison Irvine (left) and Dr Pauline Wilson.

AN ARTIST who held a street exhibition in Lerwick has raised £700 for the Shetland MRI scanner appeal after selling off some of the paintings.

Balazs Onhausz handed over a cheque this week to the Dr Pauline Wilson and nurse Alison Irvine at the Gilbert Bain Hospital – two people who have helped him with his diabetes.

The artist’s ‘Faces of the UK’ exhibition was on display recently at the boarding around the new flats being built on King Harald Street.

Onhausz said he was “very happy” with the outcome, with nearly half of the 20 paintings sold.

“I definitely will keep doing these giant paintings on recycled material and looking for opportunities to display them in the future,” he said.

“It’s a good amount of money on the final bill and I transferred it to Shetland MRI scanner.

“Not just because I wanted to thank for NHS for their hard work in this crisis situation but as a type one diabetic I know how important it would be to have an MRI scanner for the island.

“And I would like the grasp the opportunity and try encourage people to try support the subject in any way they can.”

Balazs Onhausz pictured with his paintings. Photo: Kristof Onhausz