I have painted a carefree portrait of three ducklings for charity, in memory of my friend, Abi French.
Leicester born and raised, Abi French (née Edwards) passed away in February 2015, just days after her 22nd birthday, from a sudden blood clot. The entire sale price of the painting will be donated to Glenfield Hospital’s Blood Clot Prevention Unit – in recognition of the care they had given Abi over the last four years.
“I painted Puddle Ducklings just because I really needed to do something positive and proactive to take away from the horrible unfairness of it all. Abi was the first friend I made when we both moved to RAF Marham with our partners. She was a rock for me while they were on deployment last year, and I will never forget her.”
Ferrers Gallery in Ashby de la Zouch will be exhibiting and managing the sale of ‘Puddle Ducklings’, which goes on display on Saturday 25th April. They will also be selling a series of fine art prints of the ducklings, with all of the profits going to Glenfield Hospital.
The exhibition will run to the 5 July 2015, with the painting being sold by an open bidding process.
“Ferrers Gallery is delighted to be able to help Imi Woods raise money for Glenfield hospital. The painting of the ducklings will be on display at the gallery and mounted prints will be for sale also, with all profits going to the cause.”
Rachael Chambers – Ferrers Gallery
If you are interested in bidding on the painting or a print, pop into Ferrers Gallery to see the exhibition.
Thank you so much for everyone’s support so far. Let’s raise as much money as possible to stop this from happening to someone else.