For those of you who follow my painfully intermittent blog entries and those catch me on my website or twitter I spent a great deal of time in the summer publicising and preparing for the 100 Pebbles Event for the Beatson Pebble Appeal.
This November on the Saturday 26th I will be staging another painting event with the support of the Green Gallery Buchlyvie.
The event which I have christened the "The Sea in Twenty five parts" will look to raise funds for the Artlink Central charity. They are an arts agency working across Central Scotland, engaging artists in communities. Established in 1988, they are a charity based in Stirling, with a focus on developing evidence-based practice in the following areas:
· Arts and Health
· Arts and Disability
· Arts in Prisons
· Arts and Young People
I feel you cannot underestimate the power of creativity in developing, supporting individuals in these difficult times and am proud to support such a charity working in Central Scotland. Please refer to the this link for more information.
As part of the Green gallery's Christmas Fair the artist will paint 25 10x10 inch paintings in acrylic. These seascapes I see as akin to a musical work. All with a common thread and theme, but each unique. This is another opportunity to allow the public to purchase an original piece of work at very low cost. On this occasion I will be using deep 3D canvas and a slightly larger size than the pebbles event to produce works that have visual impact, but will require no framing and can be hung straight on the wall. As I will not have to sustain the breakneck pace of the Pebbles Event the work will be slightly more detailed and more in keeping with my Gallery work in Oil.
With the continued support of Ken Bromley Art supplies who made a MASSIVE contribution to the Beatson 100 Pebbles Event the canvas was purchased today. All the other materials are at hand, paint,knives and brushes.
With the help and support of the Green gallery's owner Becky Walker I look forward to this smaller scale event to be a big success for the Artlink charity.
More information to come for this important event, and don't forget that the Green Gallery Christmas Fair is open to the general public Sat/Sun 26th 27th November, Buchlyvie, Stirlingshire.
For contact details and directions http://www.greengallery.com/
This is a well established and publicised event .. so all are welcome.. Lots of arts/crafts and Christmas gifts will be available of sale.. So jump into the Christmas spirit in good time for those unique items and another opportunity to catch the artist painting in front of the public!
See you soon