Littlehampton artist raffles original painting for Poppy Appeal

Littlehampton artist Imogen Marshall has raised £100 for the Poppy Appeal by raffling an original painting.

Imogen, 23, had her first solo exhibition at Pier Road Coffee and Art in Littlehampton earlier this month and offered her picture of a poppy as a raffle prize to support the Royal British Legion at a time when donations were reduced due to lockdown.

A self-taught artist and photographer, Imogen has been selling original paintings, photographs, prints and cards at the Beach Road cafe for just over a year but this was her first solo exhibition.

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She said: “Thank you so much to everyone who entered my charity raffle for the Royal British Legion. We’ve raised £100 so I’m really, really happy.”

Imogen Marshall with her first solo exhibition, at Pier Road Coffee and Art in Littlehampton

The winner, Elly Fryer, was drawn live on Facebook on November 11.

The week-long exhibition opened just days before lockdown began and had to end online, with click and collect sales.

Imogen said: “Due to the second lockdown, it was virtual for the second half of the week but the first half was amazing and a great success.”

Although Imogen sold a lot of pieces, there are still items available, including original pieces, prints, cards and totes. Visit www.etsy.com/uk/shop/imartwork for more information or find Imogen Marshall Artwork on Facebook.

The poppy painting, which was won by Elly Fryer

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