Alex Wilson, Artist - Memorial Exhibition at Lindfield Arts Festival 19th September 2015
Alex Wilson, a prolific abstract artist died on 19th April 2015. Born in Scotland in the 1930’s he travelled and worked in a variety of occupations until he settled in Eastbourne, becoming a well respected coin expert and authoring a prestigious book about gold coins. A man brim full of humour and fun, he was also a chess champion, snooker player, avid music fan and yoga practioner.
He painted and sketched throughout his life and devoted much of his time in later years to his passion for art, creating a diverse portfolio of abstract works in acrylic, oil and pastel as well as sketches and collages. His diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies in 2008 affected him in many ways including tragically his ability to hold a brush or a pen.
We are honouring his talent by presenting a Memorial Exhibition of his work to support and promote Dementia UK. The charity funds the provision of Admiral Nurses to assist families affected by dementia. 100% of proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Dementia UK.
Alex exhibited around Sussex including at the Towner Gallery in Eastbourne and sold successfully. In September there will be an exhibition of original work in various sizes and media, both framed and unframed. Viewers will have an opportunity not only to enjoy his fascinating portfolio but also to buy the originals and order giclee prints of popular pieces.
The Lindfield Arts Festival has offered to host our exhibition free of charge and we hope to find sponsors to help with promotion, printing catalogues and to help fund the Private View. There is also a 'Just Giving' page for donations from people who can't join us in September.
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