My artwork in celebration of King Charles III has been displayed at the St Leger Festival, Doncaster. Earlier in the year Great British Racing commissioned a piece of my environmental art to be made from recycled materials, including their previous raceday tickets, brochures and even used silks.
At the St Leger Community Funday, the artwork created a lot of interest for visitors. The atmosphere was buzzing from the sound of live music on stage to the glamour of girls on stilts, who were photographed with me!
My collage displayed in the main hall at St Leger was alongside another piece of colourful artwork created by Alex from Doncaster. I am pictured here with Alex who was the winner of the Racecard Art Competition for the St Leger Festival, entered by pupils from schools in the area. Well done, Alex!
I was interviewed in the parade ring by Bobby Beevers who introduced me to the crowds of racegoers. The interview was filmed and shown on the large screens. Bobby mentioned something we have in common in that we both have autism. He campaigns to make racedays accessible to everyone with autistic family members.
Bobby asked me how it all started with my interest in art and the connection to horseracing. I described the artwork I was commissioned to produce for Pontefract Races and how later one of those pieces was used in a sustainability report for the horseracing industry.
As a result of this, Great British Racing in London got in touch and this led to a commission for a piece of artwork to celebrate the King’s Coronation.
It was a memorable day at Doncaster Races. I enjoyed displaying my art, being interviewed by Bobby and also watching the racing.