What does “Joy” mean to you?
We invited people to create and donate a postcard piece of artwork about joy – what brings you joy? What does it feel like? What is joy?
We have been overwhelmed by the response with over 150 pieces made from mix of media and all sorts of subjects. We hope you enjoy looking at them all.
You can view the entire gallery below, click on each image to see the full image, the number of the work and the media (you will need the number of the artwork should you wish to purchase a postcard).
Thank you to all our artists: Alex Bouton, Ami Gardiner-Campbell, Amy Collins, Anne Munby, Arty Pumpkin, Brenda Essex, Cara Herman, Carol Best, Caroline Jackman, Cat Croxford, Catherine Robson, Chris Boulton, Claire Howarth, David Bellinger, Diana Barraclough, Fiona Powlett Smith, Gareth Binnie, Graham Hughes, Hazel Batchelor, Helen Bazin, Iona Richardson, Isla Eminowicz, Jane Baikie, Jane Skingley, Jenny Spera, Joy Rosenberg, Kate Finegan, Kate McMichael, Lizzie Shackleton, Louise Grundy, Lucy Lee, M.Jane Clark, Megan Swart, Miriana D’Ambrosio, Nasser Bouzida, Nicola Shepherd, Nicolette Spera, Peter Carr, Rachel Carr, Rosanna Hudd-Smith, Rosemary Trigwell, Rosie Dodsworth, Ruth Taylor, Sandra Malins, Sophie Scarlett, Susan Hubbard, Sydney Klugman, Ursula Waechter, Valerie Kingston, Vicky Allen, Vicky Caws, Violet Davison, Wendy Cundy and students of Mary Hare School.
All the postcards are available to buy for £20 each inclusive of postage and packaging (or £20 for 3 round postcards), with all proceeds going to Mary Hare School for Deaf Children. To find out how to purchase a postcard, please visit here.
Mary Hare School Students
Additionally, students from Mary Hare School have created beautiful round postcards based on the style and work of Matisse. You can view them here.
Which Are Your Favourites?
After almost 700 votes, we can now reveal your 5 winners (in no particular order):
– Number 63 | Jane Skingley ‘Happy Place’ (Oil Painting)
– Number 59 | M. Jane Clark ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ (Drawing)
– Number 127 | Cat Croxford ‘Woodland Dawn’ (Painting)
– Number 132 | Cara Herman ‘A Joyful Dougall’ (Acrylics)
– Number 8 | Lizzie Shackleton ‘Cornish Cliff in Spring’ (Watercolour)
These 5 works of art will be printed as postcards and sold in aid of Mary Hare.
The work will also be exhibited in our foyer and social media, until Friday 30th April 2021.