Local artist Jonah Jones has raised some $48,000 for earthquake victims in Haiti.

Mr. Jones donated the proceeds of paintings he sold over a week period to the cause.

The money went directly to the Wish For Haiti fund which is raising money for members of an orphanage that was ­destroyed in the disaster.

On top of the $48,000, he also raised $5,000 for the Arts Centre in Dockyard where his work was displayed.

Mr. Jones said: "I'd like to say thank you to all the people who bought the work and allowed me to donate. Also, thank you to all the people who have bought my work in the past as that has allowed me to do this and give away a substantial collection of my work."