Last year I was asked by Winchcombe Town Council , if I would paint a Hare for them. The idea was that it would be moved around the town and be part of the
All of the artists involved painted the hares for nothing so that when the hares are sold, the net profit goes to the charity..The National Star Centre.
When I was a teenager, I used to meet residents of the Star Centre that needed help and company while they shopped on Saturday Mornings....so it was nice to help a little again.
Lee Crew is a succesful artist and printmaker, with a sideline in picture framing.
We were asked to paint in certain paints so that they wouldn't react to the varnish that would be done somewhere else, so this made a change from my usual oil based paints. The hares spent last summer both inside and outside, and looked as good as new by the end of the Summer.
Barnbury Interiors, kindly had a preview night with both Hares, sponsors and guests. Our hares hopped around Winchcombe, appearing in Abbey Kitchens, The Tourist Information Centre, Winchcombe Flowers, Emporium, Food Fanatics, Barnbury and finally Budgens
My Hare sold to the lovely auctioneer- Paul Martin- of Flog It fame!
This year I've painted a new hare...Here's a sneaky peek at a detail.