Stars on Canvas 2012 is now live!
I am pleased to announce that Stars on Canvas has now launched and bids on some of the artworks have already reached several hundred pounds. Mo Farah’s canvas currently has the highest price at £670 with 22 bids. There are over 300 artworks to bid on, and two of them are mine. I don’t quite have the same celebrity status but I am still hoping to raise a decent amount for The Willow Foundation. So if you are a fan of my work, this is where you come in….
Stars on Canvas is a colourful and imaginative art project created by hundreds of well-known names from the worlds of art, illustration, sport, music and entertainment. Collectively, the canvases can be seen as an exploration of modern culture – how we come to revere a diverse range of stars for their particular talents, skills and personalities, and sometimes simply for their fame.
This is your opportunity to own an original piece of artwork from a collection of over 300 artworks by stars from the worlds of stage, screen, art, music and sport, including canvases by Mo Farah, Wayne Rooney, John Hurt, Mike Leigh, Albert Irvin, Rankin and many, many more.
All monies raised will go to the Willow Foundation and could help us to reach our 10,000th Special Day in 2013.
To bid for a canvas you will need to set up an eBay account – its quick and easy to do but don’t leave it until the last minute. Follow the account set up details on eBay.
eBay auction dates: Thurs 22 Nov – Sun 2 Dec 2012
Free public exhibition @ Maddox Arts, London W1 from Thurs 29 Nov – Sat 1 Dec 2012
The eBay auction will finish on the penultimate day of the public exhibition. As a reader of my blog, facebook page or newsletters I’d like to think you are a fan of my work! Therefore may I encourage you to log in and get the bidding going by placing a bid for the paintings I’ve created for Stars on Canvas. It would be fantastic to have already reached a good price by the 29th November, which is when the press, celebrities and all those involved will be attending the launch of the public exhibition.
- Painting of Vanessa Feltz and her husband Ben Ofoedu for Stars on Canvas 2012 in aid of The Willow Foundation. Jacqueline takes commissions to paint Pebble Head Portraits of people. Using the natural contours of pebbles to paint the subject’s features, the pebbles are then glued to the canvas as the heads for the bodies of people caricatured.
Vanessa Feltz is involved in the event by donating a canvas, I am hoping she’ll want this painting for herself, or perhaps her husband Ben Ofoedu, of dance music act Phats and Small, who has already tweeted about it, may put in a bid and give it to her for Christmas!
How it Works – Online auction 22 November to 2 December 2012
All canvases will feature on this site (www.starsoncanvas.org.uk) site prior to auction. If you are interested in a canvas please register your interest and we will remind you when the auction goes live. All canvases will be auctioned online via eBay – between 22 November and 2 December a ‘Bid Now’ button will appear opposite every canvas enabling you to link between the page on this website and the eBay page of your chosen canvas.
You will therefore require an eBay account to bid. eBay will inform you if you have the winning bid. Winning payments will be taken via PayPal.
Canvases will be sent by post as soon as payment is received. UK Postage costs will appear on eBay page. International rates will be available on request.
29 November to 1 December 2012
Maddox Arts, 52 Brook’s Mews, London W1K 4ED
All canvases will feature in a free public exhibition at Maddox Arts between Thursday 29 November to Saturday 30 November. Further details and opening times will be available soon. www.maddoxarts.com
The painting below depicts a typical day ‘Beside the Seaside’ here on Brighton seafront. In this piece I have used several pebbles from the beach as heads for the people taking a stroll along the promenade. I look for natural markings, chips and contours on the pebbles that can be used to resemble facial, hair and head gear type features. A hole in the pebble becomes a mouth, a chipped area separates the face from the hair and so on. Sometimes I paint on a face, sometimes I need do no more than a dot for an eye. The best example of this was for the Royal Family piece where I found Prince Philip, the ‘Pebble Head’ version, on the beach and he didn’t require any cosmetic pebble enhancing surgery!
- Jacqueline Hammond’s painting donated to the Stars on Canvas charity art auction in aid of The Willow Foundation. Using pebbles as heads The Pebble Heads series caricatures people and life in modern British society. Regularly commissioned to paint Pebble Head Portraits of family groups, friends, lovers, Jacqueline’s most coveted portrait to date was The Pebble Heads Royal Wedding. The piece above will be auctioned alongside canvases created by names from sport, TV, film, art and entertainment, culminating in an exhibition at Maddox Arts, London W1 from 29th – 1st Dec. Bidding starts 22nd Nov and ends 1st Dec with a public exhibition. View and bid for artworks here – www.starsoncanvas.org.uk