Two super-sized Star Wars paintings, each 1m x 1.3m in size and created by local artists Nathan Murdoch and Tony Nero, are to be sold by auction to support charity.
The artwork was created during an ‘Art Wars’ event on Peterborough Cathedral green.
“Despite battling gale force winds and having to weigh down their easels with heavy rocks and even willing friends, Nathan and Tony were troopers and did us proud,” said a cathedral spokesperson.
“Pitting the spray can against the brush, both artists spent most of the day perfecting their pieces, chatting to interested spectators and inspiring locals, even letting some of the younger visitors make their own contributions to the canvases.
“Several artists brought their easels and worked alongside them, while local children created their own fantastic artworks at a craft station inside the cathedral shop.”
Peterborough Cathedral says the pieces are now available for auction with proceeds going to Nathan and Tony’s chosen local charity, Young Persons Counselling Service.
YPCS is a child and adolescent counselling/mental health charity providing free counselling to children aged 11-18yrs, operating from 3 nearby locations, Yaxley, Whittlesey & Ramsey.
They are the only local charity which provides only 1:1 support with a qualified counsellor for 12 sessions free of charge. They are also currently based in some local Peterborough schools.
10% of the highest bid will go towards sustaining the cathedral.
If you would like to bid for one of these amazing pieces, please email your confidential offer alongside name, address, contact, name of painting (‘Yoda’ or ‘Darth’) and your bid in whole pounds to marketing director, Paul Stainton at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line ‘Art Wars Bid’.
Deadline for bids is midnight Thursday 28th September.
Paul will then collate all the bids and reveal the winners of the auction on Friday 29th September.
Paul said: ‘These are incredible pieces of unique art that deserve pride of place in somebody’s home, office, or gallery.
“It is incredibly generous of Nathan and Tony to donate the proceeds of their work to such an important local charity and we at the Cathedral are only too happy to be a part of this’
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