The DIY Supermarket Charity Art Prints
Part of an exclusive range of prints created as a collaboration between The DIY Supermarket and a number of our wonderful creatives, raising funds to help support NHS Together & Off The Record Bristol. All profits of these print sales will be split between these two extremely deserving charities. During these “strange and uncertain times” we wanted to help in a way that would bring joy to everyone involved.
The brief given to the artists was ‘Pockets of Happiness’ or ‘Life’s Simple Pleasures’, things that you come across day to day that perhaps are only noticing now how important they are and how much joy they bring. This could be a new leaf on a plant, sun coming through your window at a particular time of day, when you froth the milk by accident for your coffee by shaking the carton and feel fancy AF. Left open to interpretation to mirror each individual creatives thoughts and feelings towards the theme.
Laurel Molly – From the Fig Tree in my Garden
Available in A3, printed onto archival cotton rag paper, 310gsm.
‘For the last 5 years my illustration has focused around the hustle and bustle of life. Visiting cities around the world and illustrating and living in the city of Bristol. During this uncertain time, I am staying at my parents in the country, a very different environment to what I’ve grown used to. I decided to respond to the idea of ‘Pockets of Happiness’ by looking around my current environment. Something that has caught my eye is the weather changes through the beautiful windows in my parents house. I decided to create some digitally focused art on this, focusing on shadow, window sills, weather and plants. I also illustrated some still life pieces showing ‘the view of’ focusing on what has been left on the kitchen side/ table. Taking massive inspiration from David Hockney’s book ‘My Window’ during this project.’ Laurel Molly 2020
NHS Charities Together “As the National membership organisation for NHS Charities, we represent, champion and support the work of more than 140 member charities. These fantastic NHS Charities give over £1million every day to the NHS enhancing patient experience and care.”
Off the Record Bristol “OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. OTR isn’t just a charity providing mental health services, it’s a mental health movement mobilised to support, promote and defend the mental health, rights and social position of young people!”