Collaborations

Here are some of the projects it has been my pleasure to team up for:

The Pittville Pump Room Collection

It's a real privilege to be working with The Cheltenham Trust to celebrate this magnificent building in all its historic finery.
I was very kindly asked to produce a collection of paintings celebrating the fab activities that go on there and the people who use it. Here are the paintings that make up the series so far.
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Pittville Pump Room

Acrylic on acrylic paper

A4

December 2020

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Pittstop

Acrylic on acrylic paper

A4

January 2021

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Swirl

Acrylic on canvas panel

40cm x 30cm

February 2021

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Side Order of Swing

Acrylic with oil on canvas panel

40cm x 30cm

February 2021

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Hands Up

Acrylic on canvas panel

40cm x 30cm

March 2021

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My pop art style design of the Pittville Pump Room original has now been turned into an eye-catching greeting card by The Cheltenham Trust, on sale at the pump room's Heritage Café.
Not only that, it's also helped to give the 
café kiosks a new, cool look. Heritage with a funky twist!

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A commission with a difference. Created this acrylic on canvas original, called Promenading Picnic, specifically for The Cheltenham Trust to turn it into a selfie board for their new heritage trail at the Pittville Pump Room. 

And it's been an instant hit, bringing lots of smiles to lots of faces. A fun way to celebrate our town's history.
 
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Twitter Art Exhibition

An annual charity postcard exhibition raising money for good causes for which artists across the globe unite.
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Divebomb

16cm x 12cm

Acrylic on acrylic paper
January 2021

My donation to the Twitter Art Exhibition charity fundraiser in 2021.
Big thanks to awesome wildlife photographer Matthew Cottrell for the fab photo that inspired this painting.
The 2021 exhibition was held at Cheltenham Racecourse in July to raise money for people with leukaemia. 
And Divebomb was snapped up early doors.
My feisty feathered friend did his bit for a great cause.
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Forever Young, For Ever Awesome - PD Bobby

17.5cm x 13cm

Acrylic on acrylic paper

January 2022

PD Bobby goes on to be a force for good after his tragic and untimely departure from this world.
PC Paul Hopley's very brilliant bomb dog had his life cut short by an aggressive tumour shortly before his second birthday.
My tribute to a very talented and happy life lived to the full.
He's the inspiration for my 2022 donation to the Twitter Art Exhibition, being held in aid of the Encephalitis Society in York in June.

PD Stark​

We did! We raised over £1.5k in Stark's honour.
When I heard about what this brave police dog had been through, I was moved to offer to paint him.
PD Stark fought to detain a suspect and, despite being hit more than 20 times with a machete, he refused to let go, until his partner PC Paul Hopley wrestled the attacker to the ground.
My original painting of PD Stark has been gifted to PC Hopley as a thank-you to this awesome crime-fighting duo for everything they do in the line of duty.
PC Hopley had already raised over £1,000 for the PDSA hospital that performed emergency surgery on Stark that fateful night in November 2020, but he also wanted to raise money for the Retired West Midlands Police Dog Benevolent Fund in honour of Stark's bravery. And I was more than happy to help.
Thanks to sponsorship from a number of Cheltenham-based companies, a set of limited edition fine art prints of my original was created. The first was framed and the rest were either sold or became additional raffle prizes. And thanks to the overwhelming generosity of those who took part in the fundraiser, we raised in excess of £1,500.
Through art, we managed to turn something horrendous into something positive, and I will always look back on this collaboration as a reminder of the positive power painting can have.
This gesture was made possible by the kind support of The Cotswold Framing Company, The Darkroom Ltd, The Garden Landscape Consultancy, Bishops Cleeve Care Home, Cotswold Hound and Tamsin Stuart Art.
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Bishops Cleeve Care Home

To help spread a bit of Christmas cheer  and get schoolchildren creating, I helped out in a community project to design a snowflake competition to decorate Bishops Cleeve Care Home in 2020.
Had to get crafty for this one! I recorded a tutorial video for schools on how to make a snowflake and was delighted to be one of the judges.
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Portraits for NHS Heroes

Got a wonderful blast of positivity from taking part in the Portraits For NHS Heroes initiative in May 2020, started by Oxford artist Tom Croft as a way for artists to make themselves useful and say a special thank-you to those fighting on the Covid-19 frontline.
Offered my services not really knowing if I was up to the task as, unlike Tom, I'm not a portrait artist, but felt it was the right thing to do and that it would give me a sense of purpose in these unsettling times.
I did two in the end and it turned out to be a top move.
 
Felt good doing a kind thing for two inspirational women, pushed my skills and surprised myself with the results, and made a new friend in the process, Fiona, a critical care nurse at Cheltenham General Hospital with over 25 years' experience in intensive care, who lives just down the road from me and who I got to meet and thank personally when I delivered her painting.
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