Saturday, 8 February 2014

Are we there yet???? Well almost

As we entered the new year the project is nearing its end. The early months of the year are usually quiet for artists and this year was no exception.
I plan to close the project down in the next week, the remaining work about 10 pieces will be available for a short while beyond the close. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you check out the blog as I am open to painting one or two "Extras" beyond the original Wee Ones especially since the publication of the March Issue of Coast Magazine who used my work for their feature on the "Colours of the Sea"


FOR LOVERS OF THE SOUTH COAST!
I have an extra "Brighton Picture which was painted for a customer who decided not to proceed.

The piece available is extremely similar the original pictured below. I can send an image the new piece to anyone who might be interested.


Here is the direct link to the flickr page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawnsleyart/?details=1

For further information feel free to contact me first by email either by the address below or via the website.

EMAIL - rawnsleyart@gmail.com

Artists website - www.ianrawnsley.com


Many thanks for all the support and touching emails that people have sent regarding their own experiences with cancer.

My wishes and thoughts are with you all.


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

The latest news now is that we are on the home stretch. The 100 "Wee Ones" finished some time ago and now on that last push to sell the remaining 20 or so.
There was a major boost to the project this month in the inclusion in the leading Magazine for those who love all things coastal. Coast Magazine.

Here is the small, but perfect formed feature from the November issue of the the magazine 



Lots of interest and enquiries arrived in my mailbox after this months edition came out.  It was a welcome and a real boost when things had started to slow a bit.  I always knew that keeping up the momentum of interest was going to be a big challenge.
The very nature of the project has meant that a number of customers have contacted me only to find that their favourite location has gone. This was always going to be problem and have decided to make a couple of detours from the 100 so if you are keen to purchase a Wee One and you see something you love gone. CONTACT ME! I have been prepared to paint a couple extra pieces on the same terms as the original Wee Ones.  Lets call them the Wee Extras!!!!  If we can continue to raise money for MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT then why say no.

So contact me if you still interested in purchasing and I will see if I can accommodate the request.

This is a short but sweet entry , as much to show the project is still alive and kicking and I haven't slipped under the waves.

All the details  check out the main body of the blog too.
Quick link to images see below:


Ian 
Glasgow Oct 2013
















Monday, 17 June 2013

The painting complete .. The One Hundred complete.

One hundred paintings - One purpose!
To raise £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


The Great news now is that the 100 "Wee Ones" are now finished  The last push in getting the final pieces completed took up most of last Friday. 
I was keen to get the work finished as I know from a number of potential customers that they were holding back until all the choices were published to view.
The artistic experience has been an interesting one for me as it has given me an opportunity to experiment with different styles from the quite abstract to the representational. Each painting developed its own personality as I painted it.  .
Just as a reminder this project is dedicated to the loss of a friend Henry James MacPherson Rooney aka Mac who fought cancer for many years. Resilient, loyal and a life long supporter of many charitable causes.

As an artist I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate a life through a painted journey around the coast of Britain. Here is a small portrait image of the man I painted back in 2012.

I believe that Macmillan Cancer Support do an amazing job and I am privileged to be able to make a small contribution to their work.

What does Macmillan Cancer Support provide?

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. 
They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information click HERE


The journey is as much a journey of the imagination and spirit, as one of geography.  The 100 pieces depict the coast of Britain in its many guises, wild and stormy, the misty mornings, the still moonlit seas.  I wanted to capture many of the hidden faces of the coast rather than the picture postcard image of this diverse isle.

Earlier in the project I took a picture of 42 of the earlier works, Here it is, I think quite something.


..........................................Here are two example pieces.................

                Ettrick beach Isle of Bute

Sunset Cleveleys Beach -Lancashire


Click here  GALLERY to see the current available works
Each work is available at the cost of £50 with a donation of £15 per piece going to Macmillan.

So how can you buy one of the Wee Ones? Remember there will only be a relatively small number painted. (Limited to only 100 original works) Each one is painted in oil on a small 6 x 6 inch canvas board.  The wee one will be supplied unframed. I can of course arrange framing and delivery if necessary at cost price.

Here is an idea of the typical framing used when requested.



To CONTACT ME - in the first instance email at


So what are they saying about the artist and the Painted Coast?
Ian Rawnsley is an artist of raw and real talent who is always happy to share his gifts and experience with others  Alison Auldjo, Union Gallery. Edinburgh.

We are very happy to endorse Ian's painted journey for Macmillan that mirrors our own Princess Matilda adventures around the coast of Britain.  
Shane and Timothy Spall

I invited Ian to exhibit in Edinburgh's Macmillan Cancer Support group exhibition 'Art of Nature' purely on the basis of his dramatic landscape paintings. Little did I know that Macmillan would also be getting a power house of fund raising ideas, which he put into practice in record time. Ian's unique combination of skills has worked really well for us and I hope you will join his growing list of supporters by buying a 'Wee One' - I did! Sheila Murray - Curator 'Art of Nature' exhibition

This is the coast we feel yet seldom see ... a moving, beautiful circumnavigation – Nicholas Crane - BBC Coast series.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Half way point reached ..

One hundred paintings - One purpose!
To raise £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


With half the "Wee Ones" now completed its good to know we are home stretch as far as painting are concerned.  .

The project is dedicated to the loss of a friend Henry James MacPherson Rooney aka Mac who fought cancer for many years. Resilient, loyal and a life long supporter of many charitable causes.

As an artist I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate a life through a painted journey around the coast of Britain. Here is a small portrait image of the man I painted back in 2012.

I believe that Macmillan Cancer Support do an amazing job and I am privileged to be able to make a small contribution to their work.

What does Macmillan Cancer Support provide?

One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. 
They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information click HERE


The journey is as much a journey of the imagination and spirit, as one of geography.
The 100 pieces depict the coast of Britain in its many guises, wild and stormy, the misty mornings, the still moonlit seas.  I wanted to capture many of the hidden faces of the coast rather than the picture postcard image of this diverse isle.

Here are two recent works  completed....
Jurassic Coast - Dorset

Trotternish - Isle of Skye

Click here  GALLERY to see the current available works
Each work is available at the cost of £50 with a donation of £15 per piece going to Macmillan.

So how can you buy one of the Wee Ones? Remember there will only be a relatively small number painted. (Limited to only 100 original works) Each one is painted in oil on a small 6 x 6 inch canvas board.  The wee one will be supplied unframed. I can of course arrange framing and delivery if necessary at cost price.


To CONTACT ME - in the first instance email at
MY EMAIL

So what are they saying about the artist and the Painted Coast?

Ian Rawnsley is an artist of raw and real talent who is always happy to share his gifts and experience with others  Alison Auldjo, Union Gallery. Edinburgh.

We are very happy to endorse Ian's painted journey for Macmillan that mirrors our own Princess Matilda adventures around the coast of Britain.  
Shane and Timothy Spall

I invited Ian to exhibit in Edinburgh's Macmillan Cancer Support group exhibition 'Art of Nature' purely on the basis of his dramatic landscape paintings. Little did I know that Macmillan would also be getting a power house of fund raising ideas, which he put into practice in record time. Ian's unique combination of skills has worked really well for us and I hope you will join his growing list of supporters by buying a 'Wee One' - I did! Sheila Murray - Curator 'Art of Nature' exhibition


This is the coast we feel yet seldom see ... a moving, beautiful circumnavigation – Nicholas Crane – BBC Coast Series

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Journey continues.....

One hundred paintings - One purpose! 
To raise £1500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


With a third of the "Wee Ones" now completed its now time to give a little more information regarding the motivation of the project.
The project is dedicated to the loss of a friend Henry James MacPherson Rooney aka Mac who fought cancer for many years. Resilient, loyal and a life long supporter of many charitable causes.

As an artist I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate a life through a painted journey around the coast of Britain. Here is a small portrait image of the man I painted back in 2012.

I believe that Macmillan Cancer Support do an amazing job and I am privileged to be able to make a small contribution to their work.



What does Macmillan Cancer Support provide?
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you've been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. 
They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. We are Macmillan Cancer Support.
For more information click HERE



The journey is as much a journey of the imagination and spirit, as one of geography.
The 100 pieces depict the coast of Britain in its many guises, wild and stormy, the misty mornings, the still moonlit seas.  I wanted to capture many of the hidden faces of the coast rather than the picture postcard image of this diverse isle.
Here are two of the works already completed....


St Davids -  Pembrokeshire coast
Cape Wrath -Sutherland

Click here  GALLERY to see the current available works

Each work is available at the cost of £50 with a donation of £15 per piece going to Macmillan.

So how can you buy one of the Wee Ones? Remember there will only be a relatively small number painted. (Limited to only 100 original works) Each one is painted in oil on a small 6 x 6 inch canvas board.  The wee one will be supplied unframed. I can of course arrange framing and delivery if necessary at cost price.

To CONTACT ME - in the first instance email at
MY EMAIL
So what are they saying about the artist and the Painted Coast?

Ian Rawnsley is an artist of raw and real talent who is always happy to share his gifts and experience with others -  Alison Auldjo, Union Gallery. Edinburgh.

We are very happy to endorse Ian's painted journey for Macmillan that mirrors our own Princess Matilda adventures around the coast of Britain. 
                                                    - Shane and Timothy Spall.



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Journey begins....

The Journey begins.. This is visual journey around the varied and beautiful coast of the UK from the rugged and cliffted coasts of Cornwall to the Big skies of the Scottish Western Isles.
In memory and tribute to the loss of a dear friend I have decided on this painted journey of 100 paintings depicting coastal and seascape scenes from around the country.

Known as the "Wee Ones" each piece is 6 x 6 inches ( 15.4 x 15.4 cm )

Each work is oil on a simple canvas board. For each work I will make a 30% donation to Macmillan Cancer. Each work as it becomes available will be available for purchase for the cost of £50. Delivery and framing can be arranged at cost price.

Please click the GALLERY link to see the currently available work.

Atlantic surf builds on South Uist

Sea Mists - Margate Kent

Click  EMAIL to purchase or to ask any questions:  add -  "Painted Journey" in the subject.

For more information about how Macmillan makes a difference MACMILLAN WEBSITE