A Painted Journey Around the Coast of Britain
I follow artist Ian Rawnsley on Twitter and this is how I came across his idea to paint 100 paintings – The Wee Ones! – for one purpose – to raise £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
The statistics is horrifying, as according to Macmillan Cancer Support “one in three of us will get cancer” and they are right in saying that “it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face”. I’ve seen families fighting this disease, I’ve seen families loosing this fight… It’s not easy, so there’s no doubt that “if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way” and Macmillan Cancer Support “provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care”.
Macmillan helps, but so can we – lets get back to Ian’s idea:
“The project is dedicated to the loss of a friend who fought cancer for many years.
The journey is as much a journey of the imagination and spirit, as one of geography.
The 100 pieces depict the coast of Britain in its many guises, wild and stormy, the
misty mornings, the still moonlit seas. I wanted to capture many of the hidden faces
of the coast rather than the picture postcard image of this diverse isle.”
You can still become a proud owner of a Wee One – please click here to buy them direct from the artist. Each work is available at the cost of £50 with a donation of £15 per piece going to Macmillan.
Here are some of the ones I liked – they are still available:
Each one is painted in oil on a small 6 x 6 inch canvas board. The wee one will be supplied unframed. Framing and delivery can be arranged if necessary at cost price.
Should you have any questions contact Ian: firstname.lastname@example.org