Popular Lincoln-based artist Katy Jade Dobson has once again shown her support for CRY as she launched a unique online auction of the palette and paintbrush that she used to create her acclaimed 2016 ’21 Grams’ collection – now seen as potentially her most important and successful body of works to date.
Katy has developed a striking and individual style in creating oil paintings using vivid colours and often portraying wildlife, animals and nature scenes. Her works have been exhibited in 80 galleries in the UK alone, with regular appearances in the likes of Vogue and GQ magazine and several sell-out solo national shows.
Katy was first made aware of CRY following a private commission for a portrait by a family who lost their child to a cardiac condition. She was so moved by their story that she wanted to give something back to the charity.
The paintbrush has been signed by Katy and also comes with an original certificate of authenticity and letter of provenance from her publishers (Wishbone Publishing Ltd). It will be an incredibly rare opportunity for a Katy Jade Dobson collector to add such an exclusive piece to their collection.
Katy says; “It should never be the case that a child or anyone should lose their life so suddenly over something that could potentially be diagnosed earlier on. CRY’s incredible efforts towards reducing young sudden cardiac death with their research, raising awareness and prevention efforts in this field are lifesaving. The care and facilities to aid families affected by YSCD will continue to help so many people who desperately need it. To hopefully contribute towards CRY’s wonderful work means a great deal to me. I have so much admiration for their relentless efforts from making screening accessible to organising Bereavement Support Days. I am immensely proud to be working with CRY towards this cause.”
The eBay auction began on 26th August and ended on Monday 5th September with a fantastic winning bid of £670.