Artists stride into London’s Mayfair for Stars On Canvas Launch

Last night, several artists from JAG Gallery in Brighton strode in to London town to attend the private view for Stars on Canvas 2012. An exhibition an charity auction of over 300 artworks by stars from the worlds of stage, screen, art, music and sport.

JAG Gallery artists in Oxford Street, London

JAG Gallery artists in Oxford Street, London

Jag Gallery artists London for the launch of the public exhibition for Stars on Canvas 2012

Jag Gallery artists London for the launch of the public exhibition for Stars on Canvas 2012

The public exhibition at Maddox Arts Gallery got off to a fine start,  marking the run up to the penultimate, final day of the auction the exhibition runs until Saturday 1st December. So bid now while there’s still time and raise money for the Willow Foundation.

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The launch drew a large crowd and the night was buzzing with bidders, celebrities and artists alike.

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There are over 300 artworks to bid on, and two of them are mine. This event has raised £50,000+ in past years! With some artworks receiving bids of several thousand pounds. Now, I’m never going to catch up with the stars commanding the highest prices by hammer time, but there have been several bids on my pieces and it’s time for the final push! 

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Jacqueline Hammond at Maddox Arts, Mayfair, London for the launch of the public exhibition for Stars on Canvas 2012 – In aid of the Willow Foundation

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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.

Jacqueline Hammond and her piece for Stars On Canvas 2012

Jacqueline Hammond and her piece for Stars On Canvas 2012

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.

Bid now at www.starsoncanvas.org.uk

All monies raised will go to the Willow Foundation and could help us to reach our 10,000th Special Day in 2013.

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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

commission your own pebble head portrait painting on canvas of your family, friends and loved ones on a day out at the seaside in Brighton
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.

Bid for this painting online now at www.starsoncanvas.org.uk

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. 

Bid for this painting and raise money for The Willow Foundation 

commission your own pebble head portrait of your family, friends and loved ones on a day at the seaside
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 – http://www.starsoncanvas.org.uk
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About artbyjaxx

Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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