“Father” by James Earley
Original Oil Painting
Year produced 2018
78cm x 102cm
FATHER WAS EXHIBITED AT SOUTHAMPTON ART GALLERY 2019
“Father” by James Earley is a painting of Matthew a young homeless man living on the streets of Southampton in the UK. This is the second painting of Matthew by James Earley, the first titled “Matthew”.
“I met Matthew in 2017 and then again in 2018. Matthew was suffering with mental illness and every second of every day he was fighting demons in his mind. He was a kind and caring man and enjoyed our conversations. His face lit with emotion when he talked of his past, he lived in an extreme world and it was this emotion that I wanted to capture in my painting. I see Matthew as a good friend and I hope as with so many of the homeless that he can calm his mind and see a way out of the trauma that he was experiencing” James Earley
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.The painting will be fully insured and tracked during delivery. Delivery is free.
For further information please contact via email James@jamesearleyartist.com or via phone