As a not-for-profit charity Art Couture Painswick has teamed up with artist Andrew Davidson to offer two bursaries for budding artists and entrepreneurs in the Gloucestershire region.
Andrew Davidson is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and his prestigious works include J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter book covers, Royal Mail postage stamps and the Gloucestershire Old Spot Pig on the Waitrose Organic Sausages. He now finds work for his inspiration in a tree top studio in the Stroud Valleys.
His works are on sale in The Malthouse Collective on the outskirts of Painswick, on the A46 to Stroud. He has used his wood engraving skills and inspirational creativity to produce a fun and poignant interpretation of the biennial Art Couture Painswick Festival of which Painswick Churchyard forms the stunning backdrop.
Having studied art himself and with a son who inherited a passion for art, Andrew is only too aware of the financial pressures for artists as they follow their heart. In a generous gesture, Andrew has chosen to donate this festival image from which ACP crafted merchandise, and a percentage of the income generated is now available to fund the ‘ANDREW DAVIDSON BURSARY’.
It is his wish that these monies be awarded to aspiring artists and entrepreneurs in the hope that it will provide them with some security as they carve their niche.
Following our request for applications for two bursaries of £500 each we are pleased to announce that we have awarded Andrew Davidson Bursaries to Abigail Garbett & Mila Harris.