Jansz joins Banksy and Hirst at London art fair

Keith Jansz in Hyde Park.

Keith Jansz in Hyde Park.

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FINMERE painter Keith Jansz will join some of the art world’s biggest names at the first Bloomsbury Art Fair in London this week.

The new event beginning on Wednesday and ending tomorrow, also includes work by artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami.

Mr Jansz, who learned to paint with a brush held in his mouth after a car crash in 1995, was asked to take part by David Constantine, the founder of international disability charity Motivation.

The art fair will raise money for Motivation, the Parachute Regiment Charity, the Southern Spinal Injuries Trust and the Spinal Injuries Association.

Mr Jansz, who was born in Paddington in west London, said: “I love painting urban landscapes, particularly London where I was born and brought up, as I like capturing the excitement and colour of people moving amongst the buildings and open spaces.

“I’m truly delighted to be taking part in such as worthwhile event as the Bloomsbury Art Fair and amongst such distinguished company.”

Prices of the works on sale range from £100 to £100,000.

Mr Jansz, a member of the international Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, has staged more than a dozen solo exhibition in locations ranging from Finmere and Buckingham to Venice and London.

He has also exhibited with MFPA members in Madrid, Lisbon, Shanghai, Atlanta and Vienna.

The Bloomsbury Art Fair will be opened by BBC security correspondent, Frank Gardner.

Mr Gardner suffered a spinal injury in 2005 after being shot by al-Qaeda sympathisers while on assignment in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be held in London House in Mecklenburg Square, near King’s Cross.

Mr Jansz’s paintings are on display in the Great Hall.

Visitors are due to be able to meet the artist tomorrow afternoon.

> Further details are available on www.keithjansz.com or www.bloomsburyartfair.com.