When he launched his solo art exhibition on Friday night, Sean Thomas Bell had just one thing on his mind – flowers.
He didn’t paint any flowers or display any flowers, but flowers were at the heart of the event he hosted at Islington’s Slingtown Espresso (formerly Suspension Espresso).
‘These Views Are Ours’ is the name of Sean’s exhibition that will run until Friday 31 March.
On its opening night, Sean sold five of the seven pieces he featured.
With 40 friends offering their support, he raised more than $1,200 in artwork and bar proceeds.
All of that will go towards research into a cure for children’s cancer.
“We recently attended a friend’s child’s funeral, who passed away from leukaemia,” he explained.
“We have a six-month-old and it really hits home once you have your own.
“At the funeral they had a donation box asking people, instead of buying flowers, to donate to the Children’s Cancer Institute.
“These are my flowers.”
‘These Views Are Ours’ is a series of observational sketches that include Sean’s treks throughout Europe from 2019 and travels throughout parts of east coast Australia from 2020, until the present.
The artwork includes a range of acrylic paintings on canvas and timber boards.
Sean’s art is featured on many streetscapes, cafes, and resorts throughout the Hunter and further afield.
- Currently 86 children are diagnosed with cancer every month in Australia, sadly it kills three children every week in Australia – more than any other disease.
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