Artist Rupert Denyer holds open studio in Lewes for hospice

Bonfire Prorgammes Cliffe Bridge by Rupert Denyer
Bonfire Prorgammes Cliffe Bridge by Rupert Denyer

An artist who has enjoyed national success is celebrating by giving a little back to charity this Christmas.

Rupert Denyer will hold a Christmas Open House Studio in Lewes with ten per cent of sales going to the Chestnut Tree House Hospice in Poling.

The hospice is the only children’s hospice in Sussex and cares for over 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions.

The Open House will take place at 1 St James Street, Lewes, with drinks and nibbles, on Thursday November 20 and Thursday December 4 from 7pm to 9pm.

Rupert, who has two prestigious exhibitions under his belt, said: “My work has been very well received of recent.

“It was an honour to have been chosen for two key national exhibitions this year, so in the run up to Christmas I thought it would be nice to throw open the studio, give something back to a local Sussex charity and let people see some of my latest work at the same time.”

Rupert said his work had become incredibly sought after in the past two years.

It was selected from more than 900 submissions to be part of the Royal Society of Marine Artists’ annual exhibition in October at the Mall Galleries in London.

This was followed by being chosen from more than 1,000 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading figurative artists at The New English Art Club’s annual exhibition, at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square in London from November 28 to December 7, 2014.