Original oil Painting
created in 2020
85cm x 55cm
I met Antonio in 2018 in Madrid. I was exhibiting my work in Madrid for the very first time and after each show I would see Antonio sat on his bench outside the gallery. I do not speak Spanish but I got to know Antonio a little more each day as I spoke to him. He was always happy, in fact most of the time he spent either singing or laughing. Antonio seemed to live in the moment, absorbing everything that he could see and hear around him. The thing that really struck me with Antonio was the feeling that he was walking on a tightrope of emotion. He would laugh with absolute purity and then all of a sudden his eyes would sparkle with the first tear and he would cry, close his eyes and then sleep as though escaping.
I am happy to announce that 30% of all the proceeds of the sale will go to charity. The charities that I donate to are The Innocence Project based in the US and New Hope based in the UK. The Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment (www.innocenceproject.org). New Hope exists to serve individuals who are homeless or vulnerably-housed through the provision of accommodation and opportunities to transform lives (www.newhope.org.uk)
The painting will be delivered professionally in a hand crafted frame together with a signed certificate of authenticity. Delivery will be tracked and the artwork insured during delivery. Delivery is free.
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