More than 175 people came to the Private view of Connected: the changing face of Britain last night. It was fantastic to see so many of our sitters. The Lots Road Group’s Hilary Puxley explained the intention of our exhibition, born of a simple idea in divisive times to portray a person to whom we had a personal connection and, like casting a pebble in a pond, to see where the ripples would take us. The answer was that our connections extend very far indeed and reveal much about the identity of 21st century Britain.
She introduced Rosie Millard the CEO of our exhibition partner, Children & the Arts, who welcomed our partnership, not least because our show celebrates life with all its diversity and difference. She spoke of the work of the charity to bring art into an active and lively engagement with children and young people, many of whom have not experienced art and creativity before.
We are hugely grateful, as always, to our exhibition sponsors where we all studied Heatherleys.
Colleen Quill with her portrait
Maureen Nathan with Alla Broeksmit and her self portrait
Laurence Collis with her sitter Tim Peacock
Martin Burrough with his portrait
Mark Stevenson with his portrait
Lucinda Rendall and her portrait
Hilary Puxley and her sitter’s wife with her portrait
Elizabeth Shields with her portrait
Ben Bowling with his portrait.
Sarah Jane Moon with her sitter
Maureen Nathan with her portrait.
Ricky Richardson at Connected
Sarah Ricahrdson at the PV
Hilary Puxley and Children & the Arts’ Rosie Millard addressing guests