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'Art for Jo's' Exhibition at The Herrick Gallery, Mayfair Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th of March 2018

As earlier announced, I am so very pleased to be selected to show in a really special exhibition coming up.  If you would like to buy some work, and come to the upcoming exhibition in Mayfair in March please put your name down on the list, donate and pick your evening the opening on the 7th, or the 8th (International Women's Day).  Alternatively you may be able to pop along early on Thurs evening before the second event starts (by appointment only).  Both evenings start at 6.30pm. 

St Agnes Painting, Inspiring Art, Plein Air Painting; Mayfair Art; Art for Jos;

'Light pouring over fiery water, deep stretch, memories of time past, our future a vision ahead, our present, here now. Coughs diving in chatter, Trevellas, planes overhead, St Agnes envelops.'

wind, light, heather and acrylic on canvas

48cm x 58cm x 3cm

The exhibition is running as a double event to get as many donations as possible through to Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, a cause that is very close to the heart of curator Amelia Maxwell. 

“My husband’s mother sadly died aged 40 in 1999 from Cervical Cancer. Following Jo’s diagnosis in 1995, Jo and James (father) had difficulty finding information about every aspect of cervical cancer. It was their hope that one day everyone would have easy access to the best and most up to date information and medical advice. Most importantly for Jo, it was her wish that women affected by cervical cancer would have the opportunity to communicate with others facing similar challenges.”

'Every year in the UK, around 3,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged 35 and under.'  

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust's mission is to see cervical cancer prevented and reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support, and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention.

We need to keep tuning into our bodies, and getting ourselves checked. Smear tests are important.  So.  Very.  Important.  Let's talk about it.  Let's get it right out into the open.  

As a female artist under the age of 35, I will shout it loud and smear!

The recommended donation to attend the sale is a £10 pledge on the Art for Jo's Just Giving Page.   Almost half the tickets have sold already and there are still 6 weeks left, I am told there are plenty of buyers lined up and ready to pounce, so don't be late.  Whilst I am running around getting the paintings ready, and walking out to work on some new material. Do go ahead, share it, sign up and come along.  I know that many people have asked when I am next showing in London and when they can see my work in its most fleshy painterly form, this is your opportunity.  

How to sign up?  Donate and write down the name of your paid for attendees on the page list.

It's an absolute privilege to be showing in Mayfair and I can't be more pleased that a nice large percentage of the sales will be going straight to the trust.   

The selected Wildscape pieces are being carefully chosen to cover work from Cornwall, Devon and Scotland.   I'll have a minimum of 6 on show; with dominant pinks, yellows and greens.  Smeared, palette knife strokes, with generous scrapings of paint.  The works selected of course are, as always, painted in the landscape, and carry that sense of place that often produces the feeling of something extra, something more, as you get to know them.  They are imprints of places and spaces, where the body and mind come together, escape places, wild idylls.  I'm going for large and small, so something for everyone. 

An all female group, the other artists showing alongside myself, Chloë Tinsley, are:  Alice Nava; Georgina Bean; Emily Bartlett; Diana Halbert and Alice Neave.

If you have any advance enquiries please do get in touch and do follow the exhibition build up on Instagram @artforjos, and for my updates @rewildingchloe

Robert Music, Chief Executive of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust says:

“We are really grateful to Amelia for holding this event. Over 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in the UK and a further 220,000 with a cervical abnormality. We want to be there for every woman who needs us, for as long as they need us. The money raised through this event will help us to be there for more women at the time when they need us the most. Thank you to all of the artists for their support and I hope the event is a huge success.” 

I will be delighted to see as many of you there as possible and am very much looking forward to it.

With the very best of wishes,