Art for Ark’s Sake has been organised by Crouch End residents Ellie Northam and Bex Davies to raise awareness of Noah’s Ark, which has already supported over 200 North London families, including Ellie’s daughter, Bella. Join us on 14th December for the auction, chaired by Simon Hubbard, actor. For details on how to bid and to preview the works donated, see: www.noahsarkart.tk
Gary Hodges – The UK’s best selling and most collectable pencil artist, Gary has sold over 107,000 signed prints from 129 limited editions. Demand for his prints has led to a lucrative secondary market, rewarding collectors with more than just the beauty of his drawings. His first print recently resold for £3,500.
Matt Ashton – Matt is a freelance illustrator working in Walthamstow. Since graduating Central Saint Martins, Matt has produced work for The Old Red Lion Theatre, Publicis, Festival of the Spoken Word and JP Morgan.
He wrote and illustrated Space Cat.
Lorna Doyan – Lorna is inspired by the delicate beauty of butterflies to create 3D artworks. Her art plays with light and shadow with extra dimension from colour and texture. She uses cards, wallpapers or photographic imagery and gold leaf to add a precious quality to each piece.
Claire Alexander – A Crouch End author/ illustrator and portrait artist, Claire studied Fine Art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, she has a BA in Painting. Her latest book, Back to Front and Upside Down, won an American Library Association award. Her next book, Millie Shares, is due to be published in 2014.
Hayes Hopkinson – Since studying Fine Art at Brighton University, Hayes has held various shows including at The Menier Gallery, designed for fashion company MAP London and worked with Itch Film on animation projects. His work has been used by The Ordinary Boys and The Kooks and features in publications such as Adrenalin magazine.
Harry Jenkins, age 13, Highgate School – A keen photographer since the age of 7, Harry won Young Digital Photographer of the year (2008) and was shortlisted in the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the year (2012). Harry’s photo won the Wildlife section of the Young Photographer of the year 2013 and is in the running for overall Young Photographer of the year.
Edward Gibbs – Born in Sussex, Edward grew up in Indonesia and New Zealand before returning to London to work in graphics. Since 2007, he has been drawing fun, animated apps and animal cards and creating children’s picture books, including The Acorn, Little Bee and the popular I Spy series.
Andrew J Pegram – Andrew’s inspiration comes from architecture. A photographer, printmaker and an established artist, he was taught in his formative years by Kyffin Williams. His inspirational urban art has been exhibited in Japan, America and London. His New Drawings series are prints made from original drawings, often of local architectural gems.
An enormous thank you for the overwhelming support of the community folk of Crouch End and our incredible sponsors, including chief sponsor, Tatlers, our great friends at Jealous Gallery, as well as SpaNiche Wines, Tootoomoo, Harris & Hoole and Waitrose.