The annual Art on a Postcard Winter auction has less than a week to go, it all ends this Thursday 25th November. As always, all proceeds from the auction that features the work of around 200invited artists, goes to the Hepatitis C Trust (you can read lots more about it on the Art on a Postcard website). Rather pleased to be one of the artists invited to take part this year, I do admire the way the AOAP team do things. For this Winter’s auction I have painted four of my ongoing series of Skyline paintings. The four postcard sized pieces are lots number 208-211 in the auction, please do go have a look.
This auction follows on from the recent HeArt project auction for Heart Research UK – a big thanks to everyone who bid in that one, I believe something like £70,000 was raised for heart research from that one. It is a pleasure to be part of these positive comings together of artists – and I will admit it is a little special to be invited to take part on the renowned Art on a Postcard auction. The auction is now twenty years old , it is always alive with interesting art and exciting artists, and of course it is a cause very worthy of support. There’s an excellent piece about it on the FAD website, I do admittedly find FAD rather annoying most of the time but this is a good piece on the auction from Bella Bonner-Evans –
“Not only do you get to buy a beautiful work by a potentially world-renowned artist, you can also feel really good about yourself! Art on a Postcard is something special for a vital cause, it raises awareness and funds for an illness so often pushed to the side-lines.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Hepatitis C Trust’s operations, the national charity for people with hepatitis C that created Art on a Postcard. It is a patient-led and patient-run organisation; most of its board, staff, and volunteers have had hepatitis C themselves. It is committed to eliminating hepatitis C in the UK by 2030, and its strategy is based on pillars of better prevention, increased diagnosis, and treatment for all. Art on a Postcard is an essential part of the Trust, without which they would not have already made such an enormous difference”.
The four pieces I have submitted are four of the ongoing Skyline series that has been evolving since late summer 2019. The Skylines are maybe a slightly off-line tangent, it is something that bothers me a little, but then the Skylines are as big a part of me as the leaves and the layers and textures and all the other things that come together on my canvases or the pieces of wood I leave hanging on walls. There is something about the shapes of buildings, the edges, the lines against the sky, the business of looking up, of remembering to look up, to enjoy dancing around the architecture, the brutality, the lines. to reduce the detail so the bigger picture draws the attention.
Do please go have a look at the auction, there’s some really good art there waiting to be explored. , some exciting artists, it is good to be part of it, it is good when art happens in a positive way like this.