I was delighted to hold an exhibition in the 7th floor atrium of Fletcher Day’s Conduit Street offices
at the invitation of partner George Cselko, who hosted a reception there on Tuesday 16th May.
The fabulous space has views over the rooftops of Regent Street to the right and to Grosvenor and
Berkley Squares to the left, with the huge glass windows perfect for displaying paintings in superb
George and I met at ‘Art in Action’ when I was painting there last summer, and discovered that we
both supported the spinal sports charity ‘BackUp’. ‘BackUp’ was founded by stuntman Mike
Nemesvary who broke his back whilst working on the James Bond film ‘Live & Let Die’ – doubly
poignant this week with the sad demise of Roger Moore – and I have been sailing and skiing with
‘BackUp’ in the past.
We decided to hold an exhibition to raise funds and awareness for ‘BackUp’,
and George announced that he will be swimming the Channel for the charity, too! He is Secretary
of the Serpentine Swimming Club so definitely the man for the challenge…..
Despite terrible weather before and after the event, the evening itself was glorious – great for
enjoying a glass of bubbly and looking at paintings – in this case a selection of London subjects plus skiing and sailing paintings.
Kat Espiratu attended from ‘BackUp’ and some great connections were made with Fletcher Day’s
invited guests – a lovely event and big thanks to George Cselko and Fletcher Day for inviting me.