Apart from being a huge effort, because it’s my first solo show, I am also really determined to raise awareness of Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bones) through my work. The whole body of paintings are inspired by my association with the people who suffer from, and their families who live with, the effects of brittle bones, which usually means multiple breakages, operations and therapies. These people are so inspiring and no less the medical professionals who work tirelessly to find new therapies for this incurable condition and research its genesis.
I have a personal connection to OI, as my god-daughter has brittle bones. Claire loves to come and paint with me, so I’ve invited her to show one of her paintings at the exhibition and to auction it for the cause. I’d love you to come and see her work.
It’s been amazing to have the support of the OI team at Princess Margaret Hospital for this exhibition. You have the opportunity to meet some of the specialists and to learn more about OI at the Art + Medicine Talks that I am hosting at the gallery on Sunday 4 February at 2pm. Let me know if you can come: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you buy one of my paintings, I will donate 10% of the sale price to this cause. Come to the exhibition or you can purchase online (from 3 Feb).
You can also donate directly to support this initiative via MyCause.
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