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....