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Framlingham Art Exhibition To Benefit Lapwing

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Artist decides to support Lapwing after the charity helped son Joe

Framlingham artist Joanne Penfold has decided to donate 20% of all sales of her paintings and prints currently on exhibition at the Technology Centre to Lapwing.

Originally from London, Joanne attended the Central School of Art and Design. She moved to Framlingham in 2009 and much inspired by the beauty of the surrounding area, began painting. Discovering local coastal areas such as Dunwich, Southwold and Aldeburgh, her love of painting seascapes began.

She tries to convey the sea and sky in all its many guises and ever changing moods, from the exhilarating forces of nature through to the beauty and serenity of calmer seas. The vivid shades of blue with fresh white surf are inspired by visits to another favourite location: the north Cornish coast. She paints in oil, and her tools are palette knife, sponge and hands.

GEAK_20161128_150336Joanne has decided to support Lapwing because  it proved a lifeline to the family when their son Joe, who has autism, was unable to find a suitable educational placement for his needs.

After being out of school for a year, the family were contacted by Lapwing who were able to provide one-to-one teaching that gave Joe the confidence to get his education back on track.

Joanne believes Lapwing is a “fantastic charity that has helped Joe to gain confidence and cope in an educational environment, something we as a family had almost given up on. Joe looks forward to attending Lapwing where he learns to interact with the tutors and other students and it has been a real lifeline for him and the whole family. Eventually he will attend a college suitable for his needs.

“Lapwing helps local children and young people who have difficulty accessing education, and their work creating and delivering bespoke learning is invaluable. The organisation is totally reliant on local government, grants and charitable funding, and I wanted to help in some small way to this very worthy cause”.

Lapwing’s patron Hugh Fraser, best known as Captain Hastings in ITV’s long-running Poirot series, has direct experience as a Lapwing volunteer and has seen at first hand its transformational effects. “It is wonderful to see how Joe has been able to take his education forward with Lapwing’s support. On behalf of Lapwing we are extremely grateful to Joanne for this very generous and thoughtful gesture. We wish her every success with this and future exhibitions.”


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