A WING at Pelton Grange Care Home has been named after Chester-Le-Street artist George Levitt.
The painter and photographer has been a long-term friend and supporter of the home, having donated eight works that are now enjoyed by residents and staff.
As a thank you for his ongoing support, a wing of the care home was renamed The George Levitt Wing, and an exhibition was held in celebration.
A ninth painting, of the exterior of the Front Street care home, was commissioned by the previous manager and now has pride of place in the entrance to the new wing.
Current home manager at Pelton Grange Care Home, Les Burnett said: “I believe it’s really important to celebrate local talent and George has lots of it.
“He’s donated paintings to the home throughout the years and it seems only fitting for us to acknowledge his generosity.
“Residents see places they recognise in George’s paintings, such as Durham Cathedral, and they enjoy the fact we have artworks linking them to the place they know and love.”
George said: “I was really surprised when Les initially got in contact and then very honoured when he said he wanted to name a wing after me and exhibit my works at Pelton Grange.”
George is a founder member of the Chester-Le-Street Art Society and has previously exhibited at galleries across the North East, including the DLI in Durham, Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead, and Hatton Gallery in Newcastle, among others.