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Hospice Heart project

A picture speaks a thousand words

The Hospice HeArt project aims to bring colour and creativity into the lives of our supporters, whilst raising money for our free hospice care.

We have approached members of the community, artists and famous faces alike asking them to create a unique piece of artwork for the hospice. This could be anything from an intricate water colour painting to a simple doodle. All pieces have been autographed by the artists.

All artworks will be professionally framed and exhibited on 5th and 6th of October at the Royal Porcelain Works in Worcester.

Following the exhibition we will be holding a live auction, run by Philip Serrell Auctioneers, on the afternoon of Sunday 6th October. This is where our wonderful pieces of art will find their forever home, whilst raising vital funds to help us fund our care. If you would like to attend the auction, please let us know by clicking the link below. If you are unable to attend the live auction, we will be able to accept advanced bids – just let us know by clicking the link.

Come and see the exhibition on 5th and 6th October at Royal Porcelain Works, First Floor, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Exhibition times:
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am – 1.00pm
(Entry is free but voluntary donations in appreciation of the art would be welcome)

Kindly sponsored by Southco

Click here to support St Richard's by bidding on artwork

Love you to the moon and back

Rosie Philpott

Rosie is a well-known local artist, based in Droitwich Spa. After studying Fine Art at university, Rosie was thrilled to take on a career as an artist and illustrator – she even received a Wychavon Community Recognition Award for her art.

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Love you to the moon and back

Rosie Philpott

Rosie is a well-known local artist, based in Droitwich Spa. After studying Fine Art at university, Rosie was thrilled to take on a career as an artist and illustrator – she even received a Wychavon Community Recognition Award for her art.

Rosie’s inspiration for her piece ‘Love you to the moon and back’ comes from the memories we have of loved ones that have passed. The illustration depicts the stages of grief, simplified through a child’s eyes – a little boy and his teddy looking up into the sky, reminiscing on happy memories.

www.rosiephilpott.co.uk
Facebook – @RosiePhilpottArtist

A contemplation of Worcester

David Birtwhistle

Since his first exhibition in Greenwich during 1970, David Birtwhistle’s work has appeared in galleries up and down the land – both in his own exhibitions and with societies such as the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Architect-Artists, of which he was a Fellow.

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A contemplation of Worcester

David Birtwhistle

Since his first exhibition in Greenwich during 1970, David Birtwhistle’s work has appeared in galleries up and down the land – both in his own exhibitions and with societies such as the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Architect-Artists, of which he was a Fellow. David has undertaken commissions for many distinguished clients and his watercolours have been reproduced as cards, prints and calendars.

In 1990, Birdies of Worcester commenced production of cards and reproduction prints. These have proved very popular, attracting an international following and increasing awareness of his original work.

www.davidbirtwhistle.com/

Duet

David Mckee

David McKee has written and illustrated more than 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

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Duet

David Mckee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest.

David McKee has written and illustrated more than 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK.
His books are published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television.

With love for Parys

Alison Lapper

Alison Lapper MBE is an artist, television presenter, speaker and Gig-Arts Charity patron. Alison was born without arms and with shortened legs, a condition called phocomelia – yet, she has triumphed in the world of art. Alison has a First Class Honors Degree in Fine Art and is a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.

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With love for Parys

Alison Lapper

Alison Lapper MBE is an artist, television presenter, speaker and Gig-Arts Charity patron. Alison was born without arms and with shortened legs, a condition called phocomelia – yet, she has triumphed in the world of art. Alison has a First Class Honors Degree in Fine Art and is a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.

She is also the subject of the sculpture Alison Lapper Pregnant, which was on display in Trafalgar Square from September 2005 until late 2007

Sparkly Summer

Daisy Watt

Nine-year-old Daisy Watt from Doncaster is an extremely talented artist who has been painting since she could hold a paintbrush! When she was six, Daisy’s grandparents were diagnosed with cancer. It was then Daisy decided she would use her artistic skills to raise thousands for charity, whilst bringing joy to her grandparents through her art.

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Sparkly Summer

Daisy Watt

Nine-year-old Daisy Watt from Doncaster is an extremely talented artist who has been painting since she could hold a paintbrush! When she was six, Daisy’s grandparents were diagnosed with cancer. It was then Daisy decided she would use her artistic skills to raise thousands for charity, whilst bringing joy to her grandparents through her art.

Daisy’s grandparents have since died, but she continues to create artwork to support cancer charities – selling pieces at auction for more than £50,000.

Daisy’s inspiration behind her artwork ‘Sparkly Summer’ comes from her love of flowers and desire to make people happy with her paintings.

Mini McMoo

Sam Fenner

Sam became a full time artist in 2010. Hard work has fuelled her journey through art markets, hosting open studios and exhibiting successfully at several UK galleries. A hobby that began with a commission for a friend has blossomed into a fulfilling career, seeing the creation of Sam Fenner Art.

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Mini McMoo

Sam Fenner

Sam became a full time artist in 2010. Hard work has fuelled her journey through art markets, hosting open studios and exhibiting successfully at several UK galleries. A hobby that began with a commission for a friend has blossomed into a fulfilling career, seeing the creation of Sam Fenner Art.

Sam’s inspiration for her piece ‘Mini McMoo’ comes from her distinctive style of painting. Sam is best known for her eye-catching, beguiling animal paintings; a collection of eccentric animal portraits oozing with life and character. Her paintings are all about making people smile.

Snowdrop Fairy

Rachel Blackwell

Rachel is an Artist and Illustrator based in Malvern Worcestershire. Rachel’s paintings come from the enchanted realm of imagination and are often inspired by the landscape of Britain. Her landscapes are often populated by woodland animals and mythical creatures which weave stories through the landscape of her paintings.

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Snowdrop Fairy

Rachel Blackwell

Rachel is an Artist and Illustrator based in Malvern Worcestershire. Rachel’s paintings come from the enchanted realm of imagination and are often inspired by the landscape of Britain. Her landscapes are often populated by woodland animals and mythical creatures which weave stories through the landscape of her paintings.

She uses acrylic paint to conjure a whimsical realm which softens the edges of a world that can sometimes be too sharp.

“This fairy lives in the snowdrops. She may be shy and quiet but she will always hold your hand. She is an element of early spring and hope flickers from her wings”

The Majestic Heart

MrASingh

Award-winning artist, MrASingh is one of today’s most inspired artists. He creates his notable intricate InkANIMA art using various mixed media techniques and vivid colour. His art is a salute to nature’s beauty, from animals and plants to microorganisms.

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The Majestic Heart

MrASingh

Award-winning artist, MrASingh is one of today’s most inspired artists. He creates his notable intricate InkANIMA art using various mixed media techniques and vivid colour. His art is a salute to nature’s beauty, from animals and plants to microorganisms.

MrASingh also created ‘Diversity is Us’ one of the giraffes featured in our Worcester Stands Tall art trail in 2018.

MrASingh’s inspiration for his piece ‘The Majestic Heart’ comes from his very colourful and intricate style. He says: “This peacock is a colourful, majestic and regal bird made using black ink and colour tone.”

Return of the King

Henry Fraser

At the age of 17, Henry Fraser suffered a freak accident on a Portuguese beach which left the sport-obsessed teenager paralysed from the shoulders down. Nine years on, through hard work and determination, Henry found a new path with his remarkable artwork. With mouth sticks and special easels he creates the most stunning artwork. Please note this is a limited edition print 24/100, signed by Henry Fraser himself.

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Return of the King

Henry Fraser

At the age of 17, Henry Fraser suffered a freak accident on a Portuguese beach which left the sport-obsessed teenager paralysed from the shoulders down. Nine years on, through hard work and determination, Henry found a new path with his remarkable artwork. With mouth sticks and special easels he creates the most stunning artwork.

Henry chose this image as it shows his progression and confidence as a mouth artist. “I painted an image of this lion in black and white two years prior to painting this. I wanted to go back and recreate that painting in my current style.”

Please note this is a limited edition print 24/100, signed by Henry Fraser himself.

Red Kite

Mark Anthony (ATM Street Art)

Based in London, Mark Anthony (ATM) has a lifelong love for nature. He has a particular connection to birds, their songs, calls and habitats. He uses his skills as an artist to celebrate the beauty of birds and communicate the extinction crisis. His giant wildlife murals fill walls from London to Bristol and on to Poland and Norway.

 

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Red Kite

Mark Anthony (ATM Street Art)

Based in London, Mark Anthony (ATM) has a lifelong love for nature. He has a particular connection to birds, their songs, calls and habitats. He uses his skills as an artist to celebrate the beauty of birds and communicate the extinction crisis. His giant wildlife murals fill walls from London to Bristol and on to Poland and Norway.

ATM uses his art to inspire people to take part in local regeneration efforts and believes that small changes repeated on a large scale can have dramatic effects.

Wren and Snowdrops

John Horton

John Horton’s art covers a wide variety of subjects from landscape and wildlife through to animal portraiture. John was awarded the Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence at the annual exhibition of The Wildlife Art Society in 2003, 2010 and 2011 for a portfolio of themed paintings.

 

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Wren and Snowdrops

John Horton

John Horton’s art covers a wide variety of subjects from landscape and wildlife through to animal portraiture. John was awarded the Christopher Parsons Award for Artistic Excellence at the annual exhibition of The Wildlife Art Society in 2003, 2010 and 2011 for a portfolio of themed paintings.

In 2012 he won the St Cuthbert’s Mill Award for the best work on paper, and in 2016 he was awarded the Two Rivers Sketchbook Prize at the annual exhibition of the Association of Animal Artists Society.

John’s inspiration for his piece ‘Wren and Snowdrops’ comes from his passion for representing the natural world. The painting combines his favourite bird with the symbolic flower of St Richard’s Hospice, the snowdrop.

Woman in Hat 1 - 5

Glen Brooks

Glen has been a professional artist for over 25 years, working for interior design companies. He has produced original artwork for various projects and venues during his career, including The Hilton Hotel Park Lane and Michael Flatley’s Castle in Southern Ireland.

 

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Woman in Hat 1 - 5

Glen Brooks

Glen has been a professional artist for over 25 years, working for interior design companies. He has produced original artwork for various projects and venues during his career, including The Hilton Hotel Park Lane and Michael Flatley’s Castle in Southern Ireland.

More recently he has worked as an artist for the Turner Prize winning artist, Damien Hurst.
Glens inspiration for his pieces ‘Woman in Hat’ comes from his love of fine art.

He says ” I just love the simplicity of creating a piece of art from a single line, so simple yet so beautiful”.

Scottie Dog

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt is a much-respected illustrator and author of children’s books. In 1991 he illustrated The Story of Tracey Beaker for Jacqueline Wilson. This was the start of a partnership that has so far spanned 25 years and 50 books.

 

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Scottie Dog

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt is a much-respected illustrator and author of children’s books. He was born in London in 1962 and spent his childhood in Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Manchester. After graduating he started work as a freelance illustrator working mainly for magazines, he also designed packaging for cakes and confectionary.

In 1987 he was given the opportunity to illustrate his first children’s book, Noisy Poems, by Jill Bennett. In 1991 he illustrated The Story of Tracey Beaker for Jacqueline Wilson. This was the start of a partnership that has so far spanned 25 years and 50 books.

Nick says: “Scottie dogs are my favourite kind of dog to draw. I didn’t realise until recently how often they find their way into the books that I illustrate.”

Make a Wish

Alison Turner

Alison Turner is a mosaic artist based in Cornwall. Working from her home studio, she produces unique and highly collectible artwork that has a distinctive personal style. Alison has previously exhibited in a gallery in Florence, Italy, and her artwork is in private collections worldwide.

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Make a Wish

Alison Turner

Alison Turner is a mosaic artist based in Cornwall. Working from her home studio, she produces unique and highly collectible artwork that has a distinctive personal style. Alison has previously exhibited in a gallery in Florence, Italy, and her artwork is in private collections worldwide. She is also the creator of the much loved ‘Girafficorn’ from our Worcester Stands Tall art trail.

Alison wanted her submission to evoke a demure sense of calm. A child blowing on a dandelion, whilst making a wish, is symbolic of hopes and dreams.

The Shoe

Theresa May

This limited edition print is by a person who needs very little introduction: British politician Theresa May, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. Theresa is known for her eye-catching shoes, with a particular love for kitten heels and leopard print.

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The Shoe

Theresa May

This limited edition print is by a person who needs very little introduction: British politician Theresa May, who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019. Theresa is known for her eye-catching shoes, with a particular love for kitten heels and leopard print.

The ex-Prime Minister has kindly provided us with a limited edition print of a shoe, hand drawn by herself. The picture is print number 5 of 25 and has been signed by Theresa May herself.

Let's Celebrate

Mandy Clifford

Mandy Clifford is a Worcestershire based artist who is known for her love of bright colours and tribal print. 3 years ago Mandy followed her passion for bringing colour into homes and set up MC Canvasses. Since then she has exhibited her work across the country and has various displays in local cafe’s and restaurants.

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Let's Celebrate

Mandy Clifford

Mandy Clifford is a Worcestershire based artist who is known for her love of bright colours and tribal print. 3 years ago Mandy followed her passion for bringing colour into homes and set up MC Canvasses. Since then she has exhibited her work across the country and has various displays in local cafe’s and restaurants.

Mandy’s inspiration for ‘Let’s Celebrate’ comes from the paintings of the aboriginal people in Tasmania, where she has family. Mandy loves the strength and colour of their work and it is a focal point of her artwork.

In the Meadow

Howard Flanagan

Howard Flanagan is an international artist, who has become more widely known over the last few years for his individual, highly detailed paintings. His work is in private and corporate collections in the UK, Australia, America, Europe, Ukraine, Russia and the Beijing Yacht Club.

 

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In the Meadow

Howard Flanagan

Howard Flanagan is an international artist, who has become more widely known over the last few years for his individual, highly detailed paintings. His work is in private and corporate collections in the UK, Australia, America, Europe, Ukraine, Russia and the Beijing Yacht Club.

He was a finalist in the 2017 Sunday Times Watercolour Artist of the Year contest and has exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Pastel Society. Working mainly in pastel, watercolour and ink, Howard seeks to capture the quiet, unadorned, natural beauty of the landscape around us.

His style can be described as photo realism. He says: “If my work is not instantly recognisable, then I have failed to capture the detail and beauty of the subject frozen in time.
Our landscape has been shaped over millions of years and it is only right and proper that I try and capture it in all its natural glory.”

Love Soup

Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan is an artist from Great Bromley in Essex. The inspiration behind ‘Love Soup’ is the soup can art by Andy Warhol. Chris has been a big admirer of the Pop Art movement that emerged in the UK during the 1950s.

 

 

 

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Love Soup

Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan is an artist from Great Bromley in Essex, but you may recognise him as the creator of ‘Girafficus’ and ‘Giraffsy Graffiti’ from our Worcester Stands Tall art trail.

Previously, Chris worked in partnership with his late wife Valerie Osment to create many Wild in Art sculptures. Since Valerie’s passing in 2017 after a short battle with cancer, Chris has vowed to keep her legacy of eye-catching, thought-provoking artwork alive.

The inspiration behind ‘Love Soup’ is the soup can art by Andy Warhol. Chris has been a big admirer of the Pop Art movement that emerged in the UK during the 1950s.

The Cat

Phil Tufnell

As a slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Phil Tufnell played 42 Tests and 20 One Day Internationals for England between 1990 and 2001, as well as 316 first-class matches.Nicknamed ‘The Cat’ due to his tendency to sleep in the dressing room, he was also called ‘Two Sugars’ because of his love of tea.

 

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The Cat

Phil Tufnell

As a slow left-arm orthodox spin bowler, Phil Tufnell played 42 Tests and 20 One Day Internationals for England between 1990 and 2001, as well as 316 first-class matches.Nicknamed ‘The Cat’ due to his tendency to sleep in the dressing room, he was also called ‘Two Sugars’ because of his love of tea.

During his long career, spanning more than a decade with Middlesex, Phil achieved a great feat in taking more than 1,000 first class wickets in the English game.

But Phil’s not just handy with a bat – he’s also a burgeoning artist with his nickname “The Cat” inspiring his artwork.

Francis

Frans Wesselman

Frans Wesselman grew up and trained in the Netherlands. People are central to his work, which is also based on the close observation of the natural world. Often his wood cuts, etchings and stained glass tell a story, captivating onlookers.

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Francis

Frans Wesselman

Frans Wesselman grew up and trained in the Netherlands. People are central to his work, which is also based on the close observation of the natural world. Often his wood cuts, etchings and stained glass tell a story, captivating onlookers.

Frans’ inspiration for his piece ‘Francis’ comes from Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint for ecologists – a title honouring his boundless love for animals and nature.

Hare in the Meadow

Tracy Churchill

Tracy Churchill is a watercolour and mixed medium artist from the Cotswolds. Her love of painting stems from her childhood, when she wrote and illustrated her own poetry.

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Hare in the Meadow

Tracy Churchill

Tracy Churchill is a watercolour and mixed medium artist from the Cotswolds. Her love of painting stems from her childhood, when she wrote and illustrated her own poetry.

She says: “Living in the Cotswolds has given me a beautiful gift. To be able to walk from my front door and be in one of the most beautiful, breath-taking countryside settings is truly inspiring.”

Tracy’s art is taken from the nature around her. She enjoys painting animals in particular and wanted to capture the symbolic hospice snowdrop in her submission.

Pug Portrait

Tim Sutcliffe

Tim Sutcliffe is an artist, designer and illustrator who has lived and worked in Bristol for almost 15 years. He has worked as an art director for advertising agencies and as a freelance illustrator for a variety of commercial, charity and publishing clients.

 

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Pug Portrait

Tim Sutcliffe

Tim Sutcliffe is an artist, designer and illustrator who has lived and worked in Bristol for almost 15 years. He has worked as an art director for advertising agencies and as a freelance illustrator for a variety of commercial, charity and publishing clients.

He is currently Head of Art at Flourish Direct Marketing and recently won two Cream awards for illustration in a piece of fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Tim’s work is often cartoon-like but for this project he tried out a portrait painting. ‘Pug Portait’ is inspired by Tim’s love for dogs – his youngest son has also contributed his own verison of the pug!

Pug Junior

George Sutcliffe

Inspired by his artist dad’s ‘Pug Portrait’, which also features in this auction, eight-year-old George Sutcliffe created his very own version – Pug Junior.

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Pug Junior

George Sutcliffe

Inspired by his artist dad’s ‘Pug Portrait’, which also features in this auction, eight-year-old George Sutcliffe created his very own version – Pug Junior.

Following in his dad’s footsteps, he is never without a pencil in his hand. We’re sure that the future is bright for this young artist, so keep your eyes peeled for more of his work over the coming years.

Together the two pugs make a great pair!

My Window Box View

Linda Smith

Artist Linda Smith is the CEO and founder of tech accelerator BetaDen and works in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. She discovered her love of art at a young age – but cancer diagnosis meant her artwork was temporarily put aside.

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My Window Box View

Linda Smith

Artist Linda Smith is the CEO and founder of tech accelerator BetaDen and works in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. She discovered her love of art at a young age – but cancer diagnosis meant her artwork was temporarily put aside.

After recovering from cancer twice, Linda found the courage to pick up her paintbrush once again to create beautiful work inspired by nature.

Her two pieces in our auction are informed by the world around her. She says: “I believe the earth around us has a very special power. The beauty of nature can definitely help to heal the soul in difficult times.”

The Dragonfly

Jacky Smith

Jacky Smith lives with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is receiving care from St Richard’s Hospice. Jacky was introduced to art through creative therapy sessions at Day Hospice. She now has an art tutor who visits her house to help develop her skills.

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The Dragonfly

Jacky Smith

Jacky Smith lives with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is receiving care from St Richard’s Hospice. Jacky was introduced to art through creative therapy sessions at Day Hospice. She now has an art tutor who visits her house to help develop her skills.

The pieces Jacky has created for our exhibition and auction are inspired by the wildlife she would see in the hospice gardens when receiving care on the In-patient Unit. Every morning, she would spot dragonflies hovering around the lake – close to our hospice heron.

Be Kind - The Three Wise Hearts

Traci Moss

Traci Moss is a happy artist making happy art. She creates paintings and sculptures which encourage people to stop and smile for a while and enjoy whatever story the art conjures in their minds. Traci’s art is often inspired by the pure honesty and power of a child’s make-believe mind.

 

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Be Kind - The Three Wise Hearts

Traci Moss

Traci Moss is a happy artist making happy art. She creates paintings and sculptures which encourage people to stop and smile for a while and enjoy whatever story the art conjures in their minds. Traci’s art is often inspired by the pure honesty and power of a child’s make-believe mind.

Having lived and worked in South Africa for ten years, she absorbed the joy, colour and pattern of the many vibrant cultures around her.

The name of our project, ‘Hospice HeArt’ lead Traci to think of the heart and kindness and how we should all support each other in life. The piece she has created for us a twist on the Three Wise Monkeys – but instead of monkeys, she has depicted three wise hearts.

Colmers Hill

Howard Flanagan

Howard Flanagan is an international artist, who has become more widely known over the last few years for his individual, highly detailed paintings. His work is in private and corporate collections in the UK, Australia, America, Europe, Ukraine, Russia and the Beijing Yacht Club.

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Colmers Hill

Howard Flanagan

Howard Flanagan is an international artist, who has become more widely known over the last few years for his individual, highly detailed paintings. His work is in private and corporate collections in the UK, Australia, America, Europe, Ukraine, Russia and the Beijing Yacht Club.

He was a finalist in the 2017 Sunday Times Watercolour Artist of the Year contest and has exhibited with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Pastel Society. Working mainly in pastel, watercolour and ink, Howard seeks to capture the quiet, unadorned, natural beauty of the landscape around us.

His style can be described as photo realism. He says: “If my work is not instantly recognisable, then I have failed to capture the detail and beauty of the subject frozen in time.
Our landscape has been shaped over millions of years and it is only right and proper that I try and capture it in all its natural glory.”

New Road

Kirsten Protherough

Influenced by pop art, street art and the Arts and Crafts Movement, Kirsten’s work is unique, bright and eye catching. She works mostly in watercolour and particularly enjoys painting landscapes.

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New Road

Kirsten Protherough

Influenced by pop art, street art and the Arts and Crafts Movement, Kirsten’s work is unique, bright and eye catching. She works mostly in watercolour and particularly enjoys painting landscapes.

She says: “I find art incredibly therapeutic. I wanted to create a classic Worcester scene for the project. England had just won the cricket so New Road seemed very appropriate.”

Sunshine

Emily Coxhead

Emily is a designer, illustrator and happiness creator. In 2015, she published The Happy News – a newspaper celebrating only the good stuff going on around the world.

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Sunshine

Emily Coxhead

Emily is a designer, illustrator and happiness creator. In 2015, she published The Happy News – a newspaper celebrating only the good stuff going on around the world. Since then, Emily has released a range of greeting cards and merchandise, published her book titled ‘Make Someone Happy’ and featured on the BBC, HuffPost and Virgin.

Emily says: “As we’re coming to the end of summer we all need a reminder to look on the bright side and surround ourselves with people who feel like sunshine.”

Inquisitive

Charlotte Cree

Charlotte Cree, 21, has been selling her artwork since she was just 15 years old. Growing up, Charlotte spent many years in hospital away from education but is now hoping to study illustration.

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Inquisitive

Charlotte Cree

Charlotte Cree, 21, has been selling her artwork since she was just 15 years old. Growing up, Charlotte spent many years in hospital away from education but is now hoping to study illustration.

Her dream is to be able to make a difference to people’s lives through art and she is currently illustrating her own mental health book.

Charlotte’s piece reflects the upcoming change of season by using autumnal colours.

Blue Iris

Nicola Currie

Nicola is a contemporary artist based in Worcestershire. She specialises in still life, using traditional techniques to produce distinctive oil paintings. Drawing on the techniques of the Old Masters, Nicola focuses on capturing her love of colour and light in everyday objects and food.

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Blue Iris

Nicola Currie

Nicola is a contemporary artist based in Worcestershire. She specialises in still life, using traditional techniques to produce distinctive oil paintings. Drawing on the techniques of the Old Masters, Nicola focuses on capturing her love of colour and light in everyday objects and food.

Nicola’s inspiration for her piece ‘Blue Iris’ comes from the beautiful irises she saw earlier this year at Spetchley Gardens.

She says: “I wanted to capture both their form and subtle colouring. The backlighting at the time allowed me to do this.”

Hospice Heron

Jacky Smith

Jacky Smith lives with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is receiving care from St Richard’s Hospice. Jacky was introduced to art through creative therapy sessions at Day Hospice. She now has an art tutor who visits her house to help develop her skills.

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Hospice Heron

Jacky Smith

Jacky Smith lives with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and is receiving care from St Richard’s Hospice. Jacky was introduced to art through creative therapy sessions at Day Hospice. She now has an art tutor who visits her house to help develop her skills.

The pieces Jacky has created for our exhibition and auction are inspired by the wildlife she would see in the hospice gardens when receiving care on the In-patient Unit. Every morning, she would spot dragonflies hovering around the lake – close to our hospice heron.

Olive Grove Summer

Richard Corbett

With a career in art spanning nearly 30 years, Worcestershire artist Richard Corbett has a particular love for landscape paintings. His work has been shown at many galleries and exhibitions, both locally and across the country.

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Olive Grove Summer

Richard Corbett

With a career in art spanning nearly 30 years, Worcestershire artist Richard Corbett has a particular love for landscape paintings. His work has been shown at many galleries and exhibitions, both locally and across the country.

Richard’s work is recognised for its intensity of colour and radiance of light. His art is much sought after and hangs on walls across the UK.

A love for orchards and olive groves inspired Richard to create his piece ‘Olive Grove Summer’. Richard believes they are peaceful spaces and wanted to create a painting to express the joy and memories such places have given him.

The Hummingbird

Rebecca Frances

After studying for a foundation degree in Art, Rebecca found her passion for drawing. She particularly loves drawing pet portraits and wildlife. Her artwork is commended for its incredible detail and lifelike quality.

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The Hummingbird

Rebecca Frances

After studying for a foundation degree in Art, Rebecca found her passion for drawing. She particularly loves drawing pet portraits and wildlife. Her artwork is commended for its incredible detail and lifelike quality.

As well as being beautiful, bright and graceful, the hummingbird is also a symbol of love and joy. In legend, the hummingbird is seen as a sign of good luck and is often portrayed as a healer who helps those in need.

Closing Light

Linda Smith

Artist Linda Smith is the CEO and founder of tech accelerator BetaDen and works in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. She discovered her love of art at a young age – but cancer diagnosis meant her artwork was temporarily put aside.

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Closing Light

Linda Smith

Artist Linda Smith is the CEO and founder of tech accelerator BetaDen and works in partnership with Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership. She discovered her love of art at a young age – but cancer diagnosis meant her artwork was temporarily put aside.

After recovering from cancer twice, Linda found the courage to pick up her paintbrush once again to create beautiful work inspired by nature.

Her two pieces in our auction are informed by the world around her. She says: “I believe the earth around us has a very special power. The beauty of nature can definitely help to heal the soul in difficult times.”

There Once Was

Tony Young

Tony began his career at Royal Worcester and has been an artist all his working life. After leaving school he became an apprentice at the world famous Worcester Studios and in 1971 was named ‘best animal and bird artist’ by the renowned ceramics expert Henry Sandon.

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There Once Was

Tony Young

Tony began his career at Royal Worcester and has been an artist all his working life. After leaving school he became an apprentice at the world famous Worcester Studios and in 1971 was named ‘best animal and bird artist’ by the renowned ceramics expert Henry Sandon.

He has worked for several ceramics companies in the region where he has continued to demonstrate his skill and versatility, specialising in wildlife art and landscapes while also painting a huge range of other subject matters from architecture to floral compositions.

Tony has painted many special commissions for distinguished clients including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and The Sultan of Oman.

Worcester Watergate

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s work has been exhibited at many events, including at the Canwood Gallery in Herefordshire. She has worked with the National Trust on serveral projects and hopes to exhibit with the charity next year to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

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Worcester Watergate

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s work has been exhibited at many events, including at the Canwood Gallery in Herefordshire.

She has worked with the National Trust on serveral projects and hopes to exhibit with the charity next year to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

You may remember her as one of our fantastic Worcester Stands Tall artists. She created the beautiful giraffe ‘Fabella’ which stood outside Foregate Street station in the city.

Jilly says: “I am always inspired by our surroundings – I have a passion for doors and gateways in particular. This painting simply celebrates our beautiful city of Worcester.”

Are you being seduced

Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London called The Treatment Rooms. A member of the Craftivism Movement, Carrie uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work.

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Are you being seduced

Carrie Reichardt

Carrie Reichardt is a contemporary artist, who works from a mosaic-covered studio in London called The Treatment Rooms. A member of the Craftivism Movement, Carrie uses murals, ceramics, screen-printing and graphic design in her work.

She is best known for her anarchic crockery, where vintage floral, kitsch, royal and religious crockery is given a new twist by re-firing with layers of new ceramic decals. They are modified to represent a “radical use of traditional things”, and often feature skulls, cheeky slogans and political statements.

Carrie’s work has featured in the press including The Observer, The Guardian, The Evening Standard and Tile and Stone. Her work has also appeared in several books, such as ‘1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse,’ Garth Johnson, ‘Mural Art No 2’, Kirikos Iosifidis, and ‘The Idler 42 – Smash the System’, Tom Hodgkinson.

Blue Fire

Laura Mather

Laura Mather has worked as Boutique Manger and Head of Design at Anja Potze Fine Jewellery for four years. She looks after all bespoke jewellery, creating beautiful designs depending on the wishes of her clients. She has won many awards for her design work including best newcomer at the British Craft Trade Fair.

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Blue Fire

Laura Mather

Laura Mather has worked as Boutique Manger and Head of Design at Anja Potze Fine Jewellery for four years. She looks after all bespoke jewellery, creating beautiful designs depending on the wishes of her clients. She has won many awards for her design work including best newcomer at the British Craft Trade Fair.

Laura’s work helped inspire her piece for this exhibition. She wanted to create something beautiful, drawing on her experience of technical drawing and jewellery design. She has incorporated the Anja Potze Fine Jewellery colours as part of her creation.

Spraying Hands

JJ Adams

JJ Adams transforms celebrity images and iconic landmarks into his own inimitable and rebellious style. His bold and confident mixed media work has seen him rapidly become one of the UK’s most talked about contemporary artists.

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Spraying Hands

JJ Adams

JJ Adams transforms celebrity images and iconic landmarks into his own inimitable and rebellious style. His bold and confident mixed media work has seen him rapidly become one of the UK’s most talked about contemporary artists.

Using a range of new and mixed media in his work, Adams blurs the boundaries of traditional and digital art. He is equally adept at producing acrylic on canvas masterpieces as he is at creating thought-provoking messages through photography or digital software.

His recent publications have seen him star in magazines such as Vogue, GQ, and Cheshire Life Magazine. JJ has been tipped as ‘The Next Andy Warhol’ Having emigrated as a child from Plymouth to Cape Town in South Africa he spent the vast majority of his youth in the studio of Derrick Van Rensburg.

Hothouse Orchid

Susan Birth

Worcester based artist Susan Birth creates colourful semi-abstract artwork, making bold use of colour and texture. This year she had work selected to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading artists at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

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Hothouse Orchid

Susan Birth

Worcester based artist Susan Birth creates colourful semi-abstract artwork, making bold use of colour and texture. This year she had work selected to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading artists at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.

“I like to think of my paintings as ‘Happy Paintings’ and I believe that both creating and viewing art can play a part in reducing stress and promoting well-being.” Susan believes that flowers make people happy, this was one of the main inspirations for her piece – Hothouse Orchid.

Still Life

JJ Adams

JJ Adams transforms celebrity images and iconic landmarks into his own inimitable and rebellious style. His bold and confident mixed media work has seen him rapidly become one of the UK’s most talked about contemporary artists.

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Still Life

JJ Adams

JJ Adams transforms celebrity images and iconic landmarks into his own inimitable and rebellious style. His bold and confident mixed media work has seen him rapidly become one of the UK’s most talked about contemporary artists.

Using a range of new and mixed media in his work, Adams blurs the boundaries of traditional and digital art. He is equally adept at producing acrylic on canvas masterpieces as he is at creating thought-provoking messages through photography or digital software.

His recent publications have seen him star in magazines such as Vogue, GQ, and Cheshire Life Magazine. JJ has been tipped as ‘The Next Andy Warhol’ Having emigrated as a child from Plymouth to Cape Town in South Africa he spent the vast majority of his youth in the studio of Derrick Van Rensburg.

Wings of Eagles (The Hills)

Caroline Hall

Artist Caroline Hall lives and works in Worcestershire. Her work ranges from wildlife to local landscapes, all painted in her trademark bright, deep colours, often adding texture as she paints. Caroline’s work allows us to revisit a special place or look at wildlife in a totally different way.

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Wings of Eagles (The Hills)

Caroline Hall

Artist Caroline Hall lives and works in Worcestershire. Her work ranges from wildlife to local landscapes, all painted in her trademark bright, deep colours, often adding texture as she paints. Caroline’s work allows us to revisit a special place or look at wildlife in a totally different way.

Caroline’s current work is exhibited at different venues in Worcester, from the ‘Cap n Gown’ to ‘Heirloom’ and ‘Ostlers’.

Caroline works with people to paint pieces that have a connection to a place or time. “I love colour and how it makes people feel. I’m fascinated by paint and how it’s used to capture memories.”

Morning Tea

Joe McLaren

Joe graduated with a BA in illustration from the University of Brighton back in 2003. After graduating he moved to Rochester where he began teaching Foundation Illustration. During his career Joe has worked for a number of book publishers including Penguin, Orion and Harpper Collins.

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Morning Tea

Joe McLaren

Joe graduated with a BA in illustration from the University of Brighton back in 2003. After graduating he moved to Rochester where he began teaching Foundation Illustration. During his career Joe has worked for a number of book publishers including Penguin, Orion and Harpper Collins. He has also contributed illustrations for titles such as Terry Pratchett’s ‘Discworld’ series and J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter books.

Joe’s inspiration for his piece comes from a simple daily pleasure, a good old cup of British tea.

The Einstein Field Equations

Brian Cox

Professor Brian Edward Cox OBE, is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is best known to the public as the presenter of science programmes, especially the Wonders of… series and for popular science books, such as Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe.

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The Einstein Field Equations

Brian Cox

Professor Brian Edward Cox OBE, is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is best known to the public as the presenter of science programmes, especially the Wonders of… series and for popular science books, such as Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe. He has been the author or co-author of over 950 scientific publications.

He’s a regular on television with shows such as Horizon, Wonders of Life and Stargazing Live, as well as the decade-long co-host of BBC Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage. His piece reflects his career perfectly!