In honour of the fantastic charity P.A.T.C.H ,and the brave souls who dive fearlessly into these icy and wild waters at midday on boxing day, I'm raffling off my canvas "Ventnor Beach in November" It's 2 metres long and worth £400.
Tickets are £1, and can be bought from the gallery now and on the day. Lets see how much we can raise!!! ALL PROCEEDS go to the fabulous local charity P.A.T.C.H. www.patchiow.org.uk
The draw will be made, and the winner announced post swim at the gallery. Good luck!
If you're swimming, or watching from the shore, look out for me and give me a wave when the whistle goes off. I'm planning to swim out early and photograph the annual spectacular from the water. The view, I hope, will be something like this, adorned with your lovely faces and goose-bumped bodies!
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I dream of seeing this - the return of whales to the waters around the Isle of Wight. Not so long ago, in the lives of our great grand parents, whales were a common sight and were even hunted in the Solent.
In the painting I've imagined a Fin Whale breaching with the Needles lighthouse behind. Lit by a crescent moon, you can also make out St. Catherine's and Hurst Lighthouses in the background.
The picture began life as a big messy watercolour, which I then rework in photoshop. Click here- The Return Of The Whale - neil williams
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE..
Paula Russell won our raffle for Ukraine ( She was so very happy when we spoke!). We are even more thrilled to tell you we sold 641 tickets, which means that with Gift Aid we were able to send £8012.50p to UNICEF in Ukraine yesterday. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us in this - you guys are amazing!
FOURTEEN JACKDAWS PAINTING