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Norfolk based Artist, working and exhibiting Internationally 

Kirsty O'leary-Leeson; Artist

I am an emerging artist who graduated from Norwich University College of the Arts June 2011, with a first class degree in Fine Art. I have been a finalist in the International Saatchi Drawing Showdown, have exhibited across the Uk and also appeared in the BBC 2 Programme 'Show Me the Monet'. Visual Art Trader wrote of my work: "The senses of emotional uncertainty, of time evaporating and of forgotten memories in Kirsty's drawings are made all the more powerful by the beautiful and precise execution of the images." www.kirstyoleary.com

Earlier this year I was commissioned by the national lottery to produce some drawings for an olympic themed colouring-in book that would be given to all Team GB athletes in Rio this summer. The book is not available to the general public but I was given several copies, I now want to sell these to raise money for Myeloma.UK. 

About a month ago my darling mum, Jenny Woods was diagnosed with myeloma an incurable form of blood cancer. With chemotherapy it was hoped that she would have up to a year or two with us, but it was not to be, the cancer was too aggressive and myself and my family are now looking after in hospital, making her final days as peaceful as possible.To help me make something positive out of such sadness I am selling off my copies of the colouring books to the highest bidders, I want people to tell me the amount they would like to donate to Myeloma.UK and the highest amounts will get a copy once they have donated.

My contact at the lottery has also sent me more copies of the book and everyone who donates, no matter if it’s pounds or pennies will be put into a draw to recieve these extra copies.

Please contact me before the end of September with the amount you are donating so I can keep a running total. Please do not send money to me, rather donate directly at www.myeloma.org.uk
For more info please visit www.kirstyoleary.com 

Posted 121 weeks ago

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