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Poppies at the Tower – a painting of the installation at the Tower of London which caught the imagination of the public in the period leading up to 11 November – is complete and has been delivered to Cancer Research UK. It will be auctioned at the “Emeralds and Ivy” charity ball on behalf of the Marie Keating Foundation and Cancer Research UK on 6 December.
New painting for charity auction just finished today, 11 November
, portraying poppies at the Tower of London.
The Kent Painters Group 24th Annual Exhibition is at Sevenoaks School this weekend. On 31 October, 6.30 – 9.00 pm come and meet the artists. on 1 and 2 November the exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm. Free entry. See you there! I have various framed paintings for sale: images of The Vine, Bessels Green, and Ightham Mote.
This year, Article 25’s 10×10 is centred on the River Thames and The Shard. I was assigned square C3, on the North Bank, directly opposite The Globe. In fact, I soon decided that the best thing about my square was the view of the opposite bank, including Tate Modern, The Globe, Southwark Cathedral, and the lively River frontage. By contrast the North Bank, which is part of the City, is altogether more serious.
I spent several hours exploring, gathering bits of tickets, leaflets and newspapers which I have used as collage and integrated into the painting.
Together with 99 other works by artists and architects the painting will go on display and be auction at The Shard. All funds go to Article 25 for its fantastic work. Last two years my paintings have each raised £3000 – here’s hoping someone likes this one just as much!
As part of the South East Open Studios I will be opening my studio and you are very welcome to call in see my current work.
Where: 7a Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks
When: 7/8 June; 14 June; 21/22 June 2014
Opening times: 11.00am – 5.00 pm