Tuktuk Day 54

Cheltenham Town – Christine Baldwin Art Foundation

Many of you know (or are learning with this tour!) that I am a great lover of art. Tragically I cannot draw a straight line. That does not stop me admiring people like Football Cartoons, Gillingham Legends and Dave Baldwin at Papilios Creative. Dave is a huge Villa fan but now lives in Cheltenham. I asked him whether we could do a piece on Cheltenham and he was pleased to agree. Despite what Shankly might say “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” I know the great man was maybe tongue in cheek. Dave and I got talking about his art and I was delighted to find he has an exhibition near Cheltenham this week. Jonny-Rocks/Completely Suzuki/Wheldon Rd can wait! He sent me this update….

Art Exhibition

Sunday 24th February 2024, 10.30am – 4.00pm

I am delighted to announce a forthcoming art exhibition in aid of the Myeloma UK Charity.

I will be showing my original paintings as well as artwork done by students at The Butterfly Garden where I volunteer on a Monday and Tuesday. All paintings will be for sale

The event is Sunday 24th February at Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GL51 6SL Website here

Details for The Butterfly Garden can be found here

KEEP SAFE and WELL! If you can make it to the event it would be lovely to see you.

PLEASE SHARE THIS AMONGST FRIENDS AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA, Thank you.

Below is a small section of the gallery of my work that will be available to purchase on the day. 

Here is a little more information:

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My darling wife Christine passed away at Sue Ryder Hospice, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, on 20th July 2022 aged 56 from Multiple Myeloma, leaving a beautiful 14 year old daughter Hannah without a mummy.
Chris always supported me with my art, calling it my “Happy Place”, and without her confidence in me there would not be a Papilios Creative.

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In her name I have created The Christine Baldwin Art Foundation to help raise funds to find a permanent cure for this awful disease.  My wife knew that her battle against this disease would ultimately be lost, but she fought for over 7 years, and showed incredible courage and bravery.

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I hope now to use my art and sell prints, merchandise etc. with all profits going towards research into the treatment for Myeloma in the UK. One of Chris’ favourite flowers was the freesia with purple her favourite colour, so I have painted it and adopted it as the foundation emblem. Prints and greetings cards are available to buy on this page

Only in it’s infancy, but I hope to expand the foundation into further activities in the future, but my wife’s passing is still very raw for me and the family, so little steps at the moment.

I also fully support The Sue Ryder Hospice, and thank them for looking after Chris during her final days. We cannot thank them enough for their tenderness and support at our most difficult of times.

Direct donations can be made to Myeloma Research UK or Sue Ryder by clicking on the links.  Thank you for visiting this page and reading about our new fundraising.



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