Love this my Mum has painted of my Grandad (front row second from right) early life, up to the end of the war - 'England's Green and Pleasant Land'. More of her amazing work can be seen here - www.jeanpenna.co.uk
A photograph of my Husband and me, taken by the fabulous photographer Ansell Cizic, for his most recent project. I'm so pleased to be part of it:
ARTISTS OF THE EAST END..... The WICK and BEYOND
Artists and Artisans of The East end. The Wick, Hackney and Beyond.
An accumulation of portraits of creative individuals residing in and or working in the East end of London. An endangered species?
To see his collection of photographs so far, visit:
ANSELL CIZIC - ARTISTS OF THE EAST END..... The WICK and BEYOND (CLICK TO GO TO WEBSITE)
Here is my latest portrait.....
To a creative start to the year!!I am feeling inspired and currently working on a painting which hopefully I will post in a few weeks.....
My husband Mark Paulding, an amazing fine artist, Illustrator and photographer, has artwork hidden all around our flat and I feel it's such a shame they are not seen by anyone else. I will be setting him up a website but it seems such a big project to start, so to begin with I have some snap shots. Please follow these links to see ......
This is the first in a series of exhibitions featuring portraits from the fifty children - fifty artists project and will open today 15 September at Winton Capital, Grove House, 27 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 ONE. The exhibition which includes my portrait of Shahel (pictured below) will be open 10.00 until 14.30 each weekday continuing until 26 September. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit.
I am honored to be involved in the fifty children fifty artists art project. Each artist is paired with a young sitter who lives in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. I was paired with sixteen year old Shahel, who had won a portrait competition at his school, and had then been selected to become a sitter for the project. Please look below to see my finished portrait of Shahel, and also take a look at the fifty children fifty artists website to see all the other wonderful portraits which have been added so far.
'Fifty Children Fifty Artists' is an initiative by UK charity Miracles whose aim is to raise awareness of child poverty in Tower Hamlets, London which has one of the highest levels of child poverty in the UK. The money raised will go directly towards Miracles work in Tower Hamlets over the next two years.
The other artists involved in the project are -
Andrew Saldago, Jessica Albarn, Daphne Guiness, Emma Sargent, Gerald Scarfe, June Mendoza RP, Robbie Wraith RP, Melissa Scott-Miller RP, Susan Ryder RP, Stephen Farthing RA, Eileen Cooper RA, John Wragg RA, Simon Davis RP, Tai Shan Schierenberg RP, Antony Williams RP, Jason Walker RP, Tom Coates RP, Leonard McComb RA, William Bowyer RA, Mick Rooney RA, James Lloyd RP, Ilaria Roselli Del Turco, Adele Wagstaff, Carol Peace, Nick Offer, Nick Archer, Tim Benson, Charles Willmot, Christain Furr, Sophy Bristol, Anthony Barrow, Zachary Walsh, James Preston, Michael Frith, Hannah Collins, Maria Ines Aguirre, Theo Ellert, Geoffrey Lawrence-Smith, Kathy Preston, Ed Chapman, Katerina Botsari, Abigail Simpson, Nick Gentry, Henry Byrne, Thea Penna, Mary Jackson and Bernice Wilson.
Dates for the forthcoming exhibition will follow soon....