Blighty Girls Show and Auction in aid of Help For Heroes (H4H)
PUBLISHED: 13:05 15 June 2015 | UPDATED: 13:05 15 June 2015
Blighty Girls Show and Auction at The Brownston Gallery in July
The Brownston Gallery in delightful Modbury, South Hams is hosting an exhibition and auction of Richard Meyer’s Blighty Girls paintings. A gala auction on the evening of Thursday July 23rd from 6pm will be attended by some of Richard’s models in costume of the era; Stuart Cartwright MRICS of Marchand Petit will officiate at the auction. All profits to Help For Heroes (H4H). Also attending on the evening will be military personnel including a representative of H4H - who will explain that for injured soldiers there is a life sentence even after war is over.
Obviously, In wartime, soldiers miss their wives and girlfriends, so pin-ups helped maintain morale and good spirits. There are 12 of Richard Meyer’s paintings in the series - one for each month - based on a calendar of retro pin-ups of the 1940s and ‘50s produced by a group of mums in the north to raise funds for H4H. Meyer decided to build on that initiative by undertaking a series of oils on canvas - one for each respective month - with the aim of turning the charming photographs into fine art and so raise additional funds for a worthwhile charity which touches everybody.
In the run up to the auction there will be a facility to bid online for those unable to attend the event. Please keep checking Richard’s own website and The Brownston Gallery’s for further news of this. The exhibition runs during the week beginning July 20th.
To find out more visit The Brownston Gallery’s website - thebrownstongallery.co.uk