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.
Lucas Loves – Life’s Little Pleasures
Available in A4, printed onto archival cotton rag paper, 310gsm.
‘Life’s Simple Pleasures’ to me has been walking my dogs every day and being amazed by the stunning Springtime colours. From the yellows seen in the early budding cowslips, whites in cow parsley and the flowers of wild garlic, then came the wonderful reds, pinks and greens seen in apple blossom and currently the bluebells covering the woodland floors. The colours were used as the basis for my work. I created a palette that related to these colours. I then studied the shapes and patterns of the flowers and hand drew abstract versions of them. The sketches were scanned and then a process of combining the colours, shapes and patterns. The end result, an abstract version of the colours, shapes and patterns that I see in nature on my morning dog walks. One of Life’s Simple Pleasures’ Lucas Loves 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!”