Bid online to help Camp Victory

Bid online to help Camp Victory

Mulvey painting will help girls recover from abuse

Today, Wednesday, Nov. 19 this rare floral by the gifted water colorist Charles Mulvey goes on sale on E-Bay.

During his lifetime, Charles Mulvey produced hundreds of depictions of the Washington and Oregon coasts. Once a year, Mulvey produced on floral water color.

In 1999, Mr. Mulvey gave one of these seldom seen pieces to Camp Victory; a local camp serving sexually abused girls. This work has been treasured by the leadership of the camp but now they feel they must sell it to provide funds for the work of the camp. This piece has been professionally framed and hangs in the lobby of Shorebank Pacific, 203 Howerton Way in Ilwaco.

Mulvey trained at the Art Center in Los Angeles and at art schools in Portland and Seattle. For 46 years he taught and was a full-time artist in Seaview. He drew inspiration for his depictions of the Pacific Coast from his life on the Long Beach Peninsula.

Collectors sought out his work; tourists were charmed and purchased both originals and lithographs when visiting his studio. Mulvey died in 2001; his widow, Kay, has since closed the studio. His work is now far more difficult to come by and those who own pieces treasure them even more.

The sale of this work of art will help further the work of Camp Victory on the Peninsula. The camp is now entering its 14th year and is supported solely by gifts and donations from the community.

No Federal or State funding is accepted to keep the camp unemcumbered by regulations which might impact the confidentiality of the children who attend the camp. In addition to a camp, a holiday party is given each year for the girls who attend the camp. No child is turned away from this camp nor is there any charge to the families of the children who attend. Check into E-Bay to watch the sale or to bid yourself on this wonderful piece of art by a man who was a friend and neighbor as well as nationally known for his water color art.

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