What could be better than owning your own original artwork, whilst supporting great causes?
Blake Claridge and Jennifer Riordan were the first couple to commission a piece for their home in London. Here is what they had to say;
We’d always known Luke could paint – there was (and believe still is) an unfinished but very lovely painting of Eastbourne pier in the hallway in his house, but it wasn’t until we went to visit Luke last summer that we really saw how talented he was.
it’s already been much admired by our friends and family and makes it easy to tell them about our lovely friend Sam and how Luke continues to raise awareness of organ donation…
He’d started work on some beautiful, very peaceful landscapes which were the beginnings of the work to be exhibited for the first Art Transplant exhibition.
On the way home we realised we’d both been thinking how amazing it would be if we could convince Luke to paint something for us. Blake had taken a photo of Mount Fuji a few years ago that we loved but didn’t really know how to display it in our home. We’d thought about getting it screen printed but seeing how incredible his first few paintings were, we knew if Luke painted it then it would be something really wonderful.
Luckily for us he needed little convincing, and produced the most amazing painting. Going to collect the painting and finally bringing it home was very emotional. Not only did we feel hugely proud of how talented our lovely friend is and so thrilled with the painting, but very privileged to have the first Luke Yates commission.
To have a painting that is part of Art Transplant is really special, it’s already been much admired by our friends and family and makes it easy to tell them about our lovely friend Sam and how Luke continues to raise awareness of organ donation through his incredible hard work and talent.