Auction of Chris’ art will raise funds for Emmaus

ARTIST Chris Cyprus has donated a signed limited-edition print and two jigsaws of his new oil painting ‘Old Milltown’ to Emmaus Mossley.

‘Old Milltown’ is a composite image of Mossley and an ode to the town where Chris grew up.

The artwork took three months to paint and incorporates various aspects of this post-industrial town including nature, transport, local landmarks and even Longlands Mill, home to the homelessness charity.

Chris said: “The painting Old Milltown incorporates all the narratives which have been a part of my life growing up in Mossley.

Chris Cyprus with Old Milltown landscape

“The community has always been really supportive of what I do with my art.

“Donating a print to Emmaus is a way of giving back to the wider community and I’m proud to support such a fantastic charity during these really difficult times for everybody.”

Emmaus Mossley supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting.

Chris has supported Emmaus Mossley for many years by shopping in the Secondhand Superstore and donating items to support the charity.

Based in nearby Woodend Mill, Chris began painting following life-changing events that forced him to take stock and re-evaluate his life and career.

He has gone on to become a prolific painter with a unique style and loyal international client base.

The donated, signed limited-edition ‘Old Milltown’ print and jigsaws will be auctioned online via eBay.

Money raised from the sale will go towards the charity’s recovery from loss of income as a result of multiple store closures due to the nationwide lockdowns.

Alison Hill, director of Emmaus Mossley, said: “We are extremely grateful to Chris for his latest donation in support of our charity during this challenging period.

“The artwork is a fantastic celebration of Mossley and we’re proud that Emmaus Mossley’s home has been included in the painting. Please visit our eBay store to bid on these items and support our charity.”

The auction of Chris Cyprus’ ‘Old Milltown’ print and jigsaws will begin on Monday, May 3 and run for seven days. To bid visit

To find out more and support Emmaus Mossley head to

If you would like to get involved or donate an item, call 01457 838608 or visit the store at Longlands Mill, Queen Street, Mossley, OL5 9AH.

To find out more about Chris Cyprus, head to

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