Name: A Tall Order
Location: Angel Place
Sponsor: Unnamed Sponsor
Artist: Linda Davies
Linda has always painted for pleasure. After recovering from serious health problems, she decided it was time to improve her skills.
Linda joined the prestigious Ilkley Art Club and was invited to become a member of the Yorkshire Pastelists. Her artwork has been shown in solo and group exhibitions where she has sold paintings and accepted commissions.
Linda’s work encompasses portraits, landscapes, animals and still life in her chosen media of pastel, watercolour and acrylics. Linda now lives in Yorkshire but retains strong ties with the Midlands. In 2011 she held a successful exhibition on behalf of St Richard’s Hospice.
The artist’s inspiration came from her dyslexic son, who found his career by volunteering at the age of fifteen to cook for a local hospice.
Now in his 40s and 6’5″ he’s become a successful head chef – hence A Tall Order.
Dressed in his chef’s uniform and with an order book hanging from his apron strings, this giraffe is quite humorous and will hopefully “stir up” the onlookers’ sense of fun and be awarded a Michelin star!
I do hope this fabulous giraffe, which I am delighted to sponsor, will make people reflect on the breadth of care that St Richard’s provides.
This takes account of the whole person and the nutritious, tasty, well-presented meals prepared by the Hospice contribute greatly to the quality of life of its patients.
‘A Tall Order’ celebrates this significant aspect of St Richard’s amazing activities.