Renowned artists and celebrities from the world of music, TV and sports have created self-portraits for Face Britain to raise funds for the work of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.
Oil Portrait Painting
And among the prestigious list of self-portraits is from Coleraine’s World and Olympic rower, Alan Campbell.
Portrait Oil Painting
Alan is the UK’s foremost singles sculptor who won his seventh consecutive title at this month’s GB Rowing Team Senior Trials held in Eton / Dorney and will take part in next month’s World Cup series.
Alan’s self-portrait shows him with his arm aloft celebrating the victory.
A wide variety of sports celebrities and self-portraits including those by Fearne Cotton, Dame Tanni Gray-Thompson, Sir Geoff Hurst, Nick Park, Derren Brown, Brian Ferry, Jamie Oliver and a number of other well-known names, will auction on eBay between May 3 and 13.
Self-portraits and artwork contributed by established artists including Maggi Hambling and Tracey Emin will be auctioned off at a live event at Christie’s, King Street, London on May 9.
Face Britain has been developed to provide all children and adolescents aged 4-16 years across the UK the opportunity to create self-portraits that encourage them to explore their creativity and consider their own identity and place in history as part of the 2012 generation.
This gallery contains some fantastic examples of creative portraits, with everything from paint to leaves and sticks, charcoal to clay used. Some children have used a combination of photography and painting to create cubist-style portraits, while others have used objects as backgrounds to represent their personalities.
These portraits will each be pixelated in HM The Queen’s giant montage image projected onto Buckingham Palace last week.
This projection will be a Guinness World Records attempt for ‘Most artists working on the same art installation’.