PLANETS have teamed up with “Creative Giving” to raise funds for PLANETS with a unique charity greeting card by Hampshire artist, Kenn Scaddan RIBA.
The card is a copy of a beautiful oil painting that Kenn donated to PLANETS as part of a lottery in addition to another painting which was auctioned, raising nearly £3000 in total for PLANETS.
“Having a purpose to paint and be creative” is the driving force of Hampshire artist Kenn Scaddan and co-founder of Creative Giving. After a successful Art Lottery event with Rowans Hospice in 2017, the concept of the lottery was born and the reason to be creative cemented in raising funds for good causes. His approach of using the creative process to assist charities to raise funds is now firmly embedded in his art practice and led to the collaboration between PLANETS and Creative Giving.
Creative Giving is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Kenn, his daughter Chloe and photographer Jill Stevenson with the purpose of employing the creative process to assist charities to raise funds for good causes. His “The Girl with the pearl earring” painting was inspired by the work of the Dutch artist Vermeer and was created during the pandemic whilst Kenn was receiving treatment and surgery for bowel cancer. The image with a face mask resonates strongly with us all, and in particular cancer patients and their supporters with whom a face mask has become part of our daily lives. It was important to Kenn that this image was used for a charity raising vital funds to support cancer patients like himself.
Kenn is a retired Architect having established and run an award-winning practice in Portsmouth Hampshire for over 40 years. During that period Kenn focused on Special Needs Urban Regeneration and Social Housing. He has lived and worked in Hampshire his whole life with his wife and family. He now paints for good causes in his art studio at home in Hampshire. He also enjoys spending time in his cottage in Dorset which has become a welcome retreat during his cancer treatment where he is writing a book on his experiences during his cancer journey. This project would not have been possible without the donations from Jill Stevenson from H4photo.co.uk and Bishops Printers www.bishops.co.uk, who have kindly given their time and support.
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