We are thrilled that Alan Fears has been selected to take part in this years Art on a postcard secret auction
‘Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is delighted to bring back its annual fine art postcard auction for the 6th year. This year boasts a stellar line up of names such asNorman Ackroyd RA, Jock McFadyen RA, Carolina Caycedo, Vanessa Jackson RA, Dan Baldwin, Louise Lawler, Florine Démosthène, Joan Snyder, Timothy Hyman RA, Jeremy Deller, Miya Ando, and Helen Beard. Art on Postcard is a curated postcard auction and only invites gallery artists to take part. The resulting collection of work is of such a high quality Time Out last year dubbed it ‘A mini Summer Show’. This year’s artworks number around 600 and are produced by over 250 artists hailing from all over the world.
AOAP will be partnering with Paddle8 auction house and exhibiting at We Work in East London. All of the work is anonymous until after the sale meaning all the artwork starts on a level playing field. This is a chance to own a unique mini masterpiece for a price which won’t break the bank.Bidding starts at just £50.100% proceeds donated to The Hepatitis C Trust to help them in their aim to eliminate hepatitis C in the UK by 2025.’
Auction runs 31st October – 14th November
‘Rodeo Bums’ is a collection of paintings by the British artist Alan Fears that celebrate the art of friendship.
‘Fears approaches his work with a refreshing lack of ego and a good deal of humour. His many portraits celebrate our ever vulnerable, often awkward humanness. In bold, naive strokes and deliciously riotous colours. ‘ Charlotte Strick, The Paris Review 2019.
Alan Fears has been featured on the cover of the Summer 229 issue of The Paris Review, and to celebrate here is a selection of some of Alan’s summer infused paintings.
Alan Fears has donated a commissioned painting ‘From Breakfast with Love’ to a charity auction which can be bid on now until 31st July.
“‘TO PAINT A DEADLY PICTURE’ is a charity art project featuring specially commissioned artworks inspired by James Bond novels, including classics by Sir Ian Fleming, as well as the latest two books by Anthony Horowitz.
The artwork was exhibited at Bletchley Park in 2018 and is now being sold in support of three UK charities nominated by Horowitz and fellow writers Charlie Higson and Steve Cole, the authors of the ‘Young Bond’ series of novels. The charities are: Coram Beanstalk, Kidscape and The Reading Agency.”
Alan Fears has been featured on the cover of the Summer 229 issue of The Paris Review.
‘After what feels like a long winter and a complicated spring, let’s admit to an intense longing for the summer’s simple pleasures: those divine evening breezes; those long, sharp shadows; an insistence on slower-paced living. Burned shoulders and mosquito bites be damned, we still crave it all.
British artist Alan Fears craves it all too. Having given up on painting for nearly twenty years, after traditional art school programs left him bogged down by formal theory, Fears returned to his brushes in his late thirties. His reputation has been steadily growing ever since. In 2018, he was short-listed for the John Moores Painting prize, England’s premier contemporary painting award, and he contributed work to the famed Summer Exhibition at London’s Royal Academy of Arts. He now devotes himself entirely to “learning how to use paint”.
Fears approaches his work with a refreshing lack of ego and a good deal of humour. His many portraits celebrate our ever vulnerable, often awkward humanness. In bold, naive strokes and deliciously riotous colours, his canvases serve up the best of what the summer months offer.’ Charlotte Strick
We are very excited that one of Alan Fears’ paintings has been donated to the #ArtontheMind’ charity auction. The auction is in support of the homeless charity @cardboardcitz and the work alongside many leading artists including Sir Antony Gormley and Sir Anish Kapoor, will be brought together in the online auction run by @Paddle8 from 5-19 June. The exhibition @proudgalleries from 11-15 June.
‘Art On The Mind brings together an incredible list of distinguished artists who have donated work to help Cardboard Citizens raise funds to support our Workshop Programme – focusing on skills development, creative expression, and information and guidance for people with experience or at risk of homelessness or housing instability.
Artists for 2019 include:
Dave Allen, Charming Baker, Epoh Beech, Paul Bellingham, Abigail Bowen, Beatrice Brown, Stephen Buckley, Andy Burgess, Charlie Calder-Potts, Toni Cogdell, Ian Davenport, Jeremy Deller, Alan Fears, Ann Gardner, Nick Gentry, Sir Antony Gormley, Carne Griffiths, Liz Harrison, Dean Hughes, Patrick Hughes, Ann-Marie James, Charlotte Keates, James Leadbitter, Chris Levine, Andy Lovell, Chris Marshall, Graeme Messer, Harland Miller, Jack Milroy, Alan Newnham, Kim Noble, Meredith Ostrom, Dan Pears, Taina Pearson, Christine Percy, George Percy, Cathie Pilkington, Pure Evil, William Pye, Carrie Reichardt, Ray Richardson, Angela Robinson, Gideon Rubin, Willy Russell, Derrick Santini, Graham Swift, Howard Tangye, Victoria Topping, Julie Verhoeven, Nick Walker, Kristjana S Williams, Lisa Wright’
Auction runs 5th June – 19th June