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Solihull Artist Donates Work of Art in Bid to Save The Horse of Tamar

As part of the appeal to save the Horse of Tamar statue, which was damaged by metal thieves in February this year, local artist, Nicholas Logan, has created a work of art in a bid to raise money for the cause.

On hearing the news about the statue, the artist, who grew up in Solihull and acquired his BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art, decided he wanted to help Solihull Council raise money to restore one of the borough’s few existing public art works.

I have always found the Horse of Tamar inspiring and when I heard it had been damaged, I felt that it was my duty as an artist to do something to help save the statue and conserve a piece of Solihull’s heritage”, states Nicholas Logan.

The oil painting, which features a dramatic depiction of the borough’s iconic horse and trainer, Malvern Park, the Church of Saint Alphege and the River Blythe, will be unveiled at the Solihull Arts Complex on Thursday, 27 September at 6.00 pm. The original artwork, which will be on show at the complex for several months, is available for sale and the same painting will also be reproduced as a signed, limited edition series of 100 prints, with the proceeds donated to the Horse of Tamar restoration appeal.

Councillor Ken Meeson, Leader of Solihull Council, said: “I’d like to express my thanks to Nick Logan for his kind offer of donating the proceeds of the sale of this painting to our fund. The public have been very generous already with donations, which along with the sale of the painting, will take us some way towards our overall target of £15,000.

The original oil painting costs £2000, whilst the limited edition prints, which are available unmounted, mounted, mounted and framed, cost from £80 to £180. If you are interested in purchasing the original or a print contact Sarah Silver of Bastian Contrarian, on 07971-022369; un-mounted prints can also be purchased at the Tourist Information Centre in the Solihull Arts Complex.

Area: West Midlands

About Musing on Spines

Sarah Silver has over 20 years of experience in various sectors including, art, design, fashion, IT, communication, import/export and publishing. Although originally from Warwickshire, Sarah lived for 19 years in Italy, where she gained extensive knowledge in the commercial, public relations, marketing, publishing and press sector, as well as running, organising and curating design events and art exhibitions for private companies and her own business ventures. During this period she was involved in the start-up of three companies and also attended EU-funded marketing and sales courses. In 2009, she set-up the Musing on Spines art blog, which now has over 400 visitors per month. On returning to the UK, in 2010, she co-founded BRINK, a not-for-profit contemporary arts organisation, based in Kenilworth, where she worked until March 2012. From 2010-2012, she also worked for Leamington Studio Artists (LSA), in the role of curator, press officer and newsletter editor, as well as being an active committee member. In February 2012, Sarah founded Bastian Contrarian, a new company that promotes emerging and established artists, providing tailored, sector-specific media and PR services to artists, galleries and arts organisations. For the past twelve years she has been working as a PR, events organiser, freelance arts writer, curator, journalist and translator, with articles and poetry published worldwide.

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