Violet - Culpeper Community Garden Print
Brighten up your walls while helping the lives of people with learning disabilities and Autism.
– Printed on Somerset Satin Enhanced Paper
– Artbox only print when they get an order to reduce wastage.
– This piece can be slotted straight into standard A4, A3 A2 or A1 frames.
Where your money goes:
50% of profits from the sale of prints goes directly to the artist. 50% of profits from the sale of prints goes towards funding Artbox’s workshops for adults with learning disabilities.
About the artist:
For Violet, making art is endlessly therapeutic. Whether she is plastering cardboard with broad streams of paint, or carefully applying twirls of string in collage, she is always completely in the zone. Violet joined the studio in a period of grieving and has found the group a true outlet. ‘My mum died last year’ she tells us, ‘sorry, it’s pretty upsetting. That’s why I come [to Artbox], it helps me express how I am feeling.’
She describes her work as like a barometer of her emotions. When her mother died, her art darkened in reflection. ‘There was a period where my art went completely black’, she tells us. ‘That was the only colour used, black that’s it.’ She has moved forward since then, ‘now I’ve come out of the grief and I am more bright colours. I still use the black but I make sure it’s got bright colours into it as well. That’s me. That’s how I express myself.’
Browse beautiful prints and fun, unique cards designed at Artbox London, a social enterprise showcasing and nurturing art by people with learning disabilities.
Artbox London is part gallery where art is exhibited and sold, part studio where artists take part in workshops to hone their techniques. All together it’s a space opening up the arts to people with learning disabilities, helping them gain financial independence and inviting them into a welcoming community.
There are also opportunities for artists outside of Artbox London HQ through trips to cultural spaces in London, such as galleries, museums and libraries. These trips are a chance for the artists to get inspiration, spend time in each other’s company and in some cases, build the confidence to visit these places on their own.
Half of the money from every sale goes to the artist behind that piece of work, with the other half funding the workshops and trips they run.
So, choose a piece of art from Artbox London and it will be a talking point for both its great design and brilliant backstory.