AN AWARD-WINNING Kelty artist who has risen to prominence in the Scottish art crowd is auctioning some of her original works online to help raise vital funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

Celie Byrne was bolstered by the recognition she received in the 2011 BP Portrait Award Exhibition with a painting of her then teenaged son and has become prolific in the intervening years.

She paints portraits predominantly but can also be seen up scaffolding, brush in hand, to produce large-scale murals as part of Kelty Street Art Collective.

The work that will be made available for auction exclusively through CHAS includes several portraits that will be of interest to music fans, featuring Scottish supergroup The Grand Gestures and art rock duo Bdy_Prts.

A curio for collectors and locals in her native Kelty, a portrait of ‘Marion’, who is known affectionately throughout the town as ‘Cat Lady’ (despite only owning dogs) is also on sale.

The online event will run until tomorrow (Friday) with sales being split evenly between the artists and CHAS to help the charity continue its work supporting more than 450 children with life-shortening illnesses and their families across Scotland.

Celie said: “It’s a pleasure to bring this work to the CHAS online auction.

"Hopefully, it will raise some much-needed funds to support the work that this phenomenal charity does for families all over the country.

"It’s no secret that many of us artists, mainly self-employed, are also in a bind at this moment in time, so this is a particularly lovely project to be invited to.”

The auction will involve other well-known Scottish artists. The artworks included range in price from £15 to £13,250.

Further details can be found at or by visiting the event page