Over the winter I, together with many other artists, have each been painting an Elmer The Patchwork Elephant sculpture for Elmer’s Big Parade in Ipswich, in aid of St Elizabeth Hospice.
My elephant, sponsored by Gotelee Solicitors, is named Suffolk Elephantasia. The artwork features many of my favourite places in Suffolk and you can now find it inside Ipswich Town Hall, on the Cornhill, until 7 September. It will then be sold at auction at a grand event in Ipswich Town Hall on Thursday 3 October; all in aid of the hospice.
While painting my elephant I hid a number of codewords, with a secret link, within the artwork. Find as many as you can, along with the connection between the words and have the chance to win a framed copy of the Aldeburgh Beach print. There is also a children’s competition to win a copy of the print Ducks and Drakes. Both winners will also be invited to visit me at my studio to see a personal demonstration of my printmaking techniques.
The art of Suffolk Elephantasia has been compiled into a book that you can purchase on the sculpture trail for £5. I have a limited number of signed copies that you can purchase direct from me. All proceeds from sales of the book are going directly to St Elizabeth Hospice.
More details of the competition, and how to enter, can be found at Gotelee’s web site
For more information on the parade, please visit the Elmer’s Big Parade website