Saturday, 14 December 2013

New website for commission4mission

commission4mission has been working with freshSPRING to develop a website showcasing our work.

Our new website is now up and running with artist's profiles combined with information on: our commissions; the commissioning process; online sales; background information; events; and our charitable donations.

The website also has all of our posts from this blog. In future, our posts will all appear on the website blog rather than this blog. As a result, if you wish to stay up-to-date with commission4mission's news please bookmark

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Art for Art's Sake art sale

Henry Shelton staffed the commission4mission stall at the Art for Art's Sake art sale organised by Danielle Lovesey at St Peter's Aldborough Hatch. Christmas cards, jewellery and notebooks were among the items designed by our artists to sell from the stall. Danielle showed several of her works and the sale featured the work of other local artists.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Watercolours of Fulham Palace - Ken Ashby

An exhibition of watercolours of Fulham Palace can be viewed until 22nd December 2013 in the Gallery at Fulham Palace. The artist, commission4mission member Ken Ashby, is a volunteer at Fulham Palace and sales of the paintings and prints will raise funds for the Fulham Palace Charitable Trust.

Those attending Ken's exhibition will also enjoy the Tudor building and paintings at this Palace which was the Bishop of London's summer residence on the River Thames at Putney Bridge from 700AD.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

commission4mission Christmas cards

Designs by Harvey Bradley and Henry Shelton
Designs by Peter Webb

Designs by Mark Lewis and Hayley Bowen

commission4mission has produced Christmas cards for the first time this year featuring designs from our artists in a variety of media and styles.

Artists contributing 11 different designs include: Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Mark Lewis, Henry Shelton and Peter Webb.

The A5 cards are available either in packs of eleven (£5.50) or as single cards (£0.50) and can be purchased by emailing to or by visiting the Inspire exhibition at St Stephen Walbrook.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Art for Art's Sake

commission4mission member Danielle Lovesey is organising the Art for Art's Sake sale at St Peter's Aldborough Hatch on Saturday 7th December from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

commission4mission will have a stall at the sale including books, cards, Christmas cards, jewellery, notebooks, prints and t shirts produced by our members.

Members update: Jean Lamb

Jean Lamb, one of our newest members, will be exhibiting at Southwell Minster (Church St, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD) from 1st - 28th February 2014. The exhibition is entitled SEED:BLOOD and will feature paintings and sculpture on the theme of sacrifice. A preview will be held on 31st January at 7.00pm.

Jean works in oils, wood and watercolour and is always open to new challenges and techniques. She has had a number of public commissions as well as private and has exhibited in Cathedrals, Churches, Museums and Private Galleries. Jean is a priest in the Church of England working half time in parish ministry where she is able to use her imagery in visual preaching and theology.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Inspire: New expressions of the old, old story

A modern take on the stoning of Stephen, the first Christian martyr, was one of the works of art to go on show at a new exhibition which opened at St Stephen Walbrook on Monday evening.  The model for the painting was Duncan Tarrant, the son of the Rector of St Mary’s Woodford, who posed with the artist Peter Webb, who painted it specially for the exhibition. 
‘Inspire: art as spiritual exploration’ is mounted by commission4mission, an organisation that encourages the commissioning of contemporary art by churches.  Among other artists exhibiting are Ross Ashmore, Ally Ashworth, Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Christopher Clack, Anne Creasey, Valerie Dean, Jonathan Evens, Clorinda Goodman, Alan Hitching, Mark Lewis, Pouka, Caroline Richardson, Janet Roberts, Francesca Ross, Henry Shelton and Sergiy Shkanov. Parish priest, Peter Delaney, is also exhibiting his work as part of the show. 
Clorinda Goodman
All work is for sale, including Christmas cards. A proportion of the proceeds will go to charity.
Open 10-6pm until 29th November (closed Sunday 24th November).  St Stephen Walbrook EC4N 8BN. Nearest tube Bank, Exit 8.
commission4mission committee member Harvey Bradley says, "What a fantastic exhibition has been set up. I think it looks brilliant and is a credit to all concerned.  Even given the spectacular building, the artwork does commission4mission credit."