IN honour of the World War One centenary, Gladwell & Patterson will be displaying a still life, entitled In Flanders Fields, by leading realist artist Paul S. Brown at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014.
The oil on canvas painting features the emblematic poppies synonymous with Flanders and is a stirring composition commemorating the human spirit’s fortitude and bravery.
The artist, and the Beauchamp Place fine art gallery will be donating 20 per cent from the proceeds of a sale to the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
On choosing to donate to the RBL, the artist said: “Discovering the Année Victoire label on the bottle of Mouton Rothschild 1945 around the time of a friend’s grandfather’s recent passing was the inspiration.
“My friend lent me his grandfather’s trunk and 11th Airborne Division patch from the Pacific theatre as well as his great grandfather’s dog tags and cavalry spurs from the First World War.
“I have met people and have friends who have been affected by loss during the World Wars as well as in subsequent wars and conflicts. Gladwell & Patterson and I wanted to support the Poppy Appeal and the fantastic work of the RBL.”
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