With plenty of people staying at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have turned to art as a way to pass the time and learn new skills.
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With that in mind, one local artist has provided a unique opportunity for those who wish to unleash their creativity, as well as raise money for a worthy cause.
Artist and illustrator, Sophie Corcoran, who is originally from Boorowa, has created colour-in templates capturing the historic main street of Canowindra, as well as her hometown.
"I drew the colouring in templates, one of Canowindra and one of Boorowa, to provide some mindful activity for people staying at home during this time," she said.
"Anyone is able to download the templates from my website, and print them at home."
She said she has a connection to both towns and loves being able to highlight their old-fashioned charm.
"I grew up in Boorowa and remember the Carmody newsagent well, it is an incredible building so I drew it as it was in its prime," she said.
"The main street of Canowindra is incredible, few country towns in NSW still have the verandahs like this lining the street.
"I visit Canowindra occasionally to see friends and each time I try and capture different perspectives of the main street."
Sophie then decided to paint the illustrations of both towns and auction them off on social media.
"100 per cent of the proceeds of both paintings ($645) went to Wayside Chapel, a charity in Kings Cross who do amazing work supporting people living on Sydney's streets," she said.
"A charity that needs our help so much right now."
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