Leading artists donate works to Puzzle cause

Red Hill by Geoffrey Key
Red Hill by Geoffrey Key
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Leading artists are lending their support to a charity that helps very young children with autism.

After the Puzzle Centre, in Middle Claydon, put out an appeal for artists to donate works for a contemporary art exhibition and sale, it has been overwhelmed by the response.

Signed portrait of The Queen by Chris Levine PNL-141009-114431001

Signed portrait of The Queen by Chris Levine PNL-141009-114431001

Paintings, prints and drawings by internationally recognised and regional artists have been donated for sale or auction at the event, to raise much-needed funds for the Puzzle Centre’s pioneering work.

Following the generous response, the Puzzle Centre has more than 70 paintings and sculptures to auction or sell – including work by six Royal Academy painters.

They include an unframed artist’s proof by Jenny Saville, best known for her larger-than-life obese women.

James Hart Dyke has contributed an unframed print of his picture Waiting In The Hotel Room 2011.

Royal portraitist Sue Ryder has contributed a watercolour interior.

Geoffrey Key, widely regarded as one of the most important artists in the UK, has donated a mixed media painting, Red Hill.

Light artist Chris Levine has donated a signed print of his famous portrait of the Queen and a signed brochure.

Lucille Cranwell has donated a watercolour and ink painting.

And Tobias Till has contributed a hand-printed lino reduction print of Peter and the Wolf.

The collection will be on display free of charge to the public from 10am to 3.30pm on Friday, September 19, at the University of Buckingham’s Yeomanry Hall, on Hunter Street.

Prior to this, a private view and auction of the works will be held for serious buyers on the evening of Thursday, September 18.

Anyone wishing to attend the private event will need to register their interest in advance via 01296 733900.

Any artworks not sold on the night will be offered for sale the following day.

For full details, see www.puzzlecentre.org.uk/support-us/upcoming-events