Believe it or not this is also the work of my own hands. Those years at college doing an illustration degree and all those other years working as a scenic painter came in handy again. I got out my brushes and wood graining tools again and found I still knew how to do it.
After Gromitunleashed‘s fantastic success two years ago with the trail in Bristol and the subsequent auction which raised thousands of pounds for the Bristol Children’s hospital . I was thrilled to have my design selected be part of this years trail Shaun in the City. It starts today and mine and 70 other individually designed and painted Shauns can be found at different locations around the city until 31st August. You can download an app or pick up a map and start counting sheep! My Shaun is tethered outside Marks and Spencers in Broadmead as they have kindly sponsored him .
Both flocks of Shauns will go to auction later in the year, with funds raised from the 70 Bristol sculptures going to The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity and funds raised from the 50 London sculptures benefitting Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Charity, supporting children in hospitals across the UK.
It’s a fantastic thing to be involved in and it’s already creating such a buzz in Bristol.