Jan 9, 2011

Win Original Artwork By Welsh Artist Jeff Phillips

AmeriCymru is pleased and proud to announce that Welsh artist and illustrator Jeff Phillips is donating a series of original artworks to help raise money for the 2011 West Coast Eisteddfod in L.A.. We'll let Jeff expalin a little more about the project in his own words:-

"As part of a project that I am involved with in the setting up of a new travel group using Welsh stars and Icons birth places as visiting sites, it has fallen on me to create a series of portrait drawings for our brochures and fliers. As with this type of work once the artwork is scanned in and put onto disc, the original artwork is discarded and is usually filed away in one of my port folios' never again to see the light of day.

However this time I thought I could donate all the original artwork for auction prizes to raise funds for a good cause and I think that the West Coast Eisteddfod is a very worthy cause.

Each Drawing is in Pencil on art card size A4 / Each will be in it's own mount to fit a frame size of 14ins x 11ins / They will be individually packed in a cellophane sleeve, that will also contain a signed printed Biography sheet and a certificate of authenticity. I am targeting 30 images altogether ."

More of Jeff's work can be seen on his website , on his AmeriCymru home page and on the Dlyan Thomas Experience site.

If you would like a chance to win these unique works of art please click on the Donate button on the AmeriCymru home page ( left hand column near the top ) and donate whatever you can afford for the West Coast Eisteddfod 2011. Every dollar you give entitles you to one chance in the prize draw which will take place at the Eisteddfod in L.A. in September this year. All donations go to the Meriwether Lewis Memorial Eisteddfod Foundation and are tax deductible in the USA.

About Jeff Phillips

Environmental and Swansea Community Artist an accomplished portrait artist and illustrator. I am a professional artist with over twenty five years experience and have built up an extensive portfolio of art work. On 23rd November 2001 I received a life long fellowship for my millennium award winning project “The Wheel of Balance”, to Spain where I delivered a series of talks to the students at the Torrevieja institute and at local schools in the Alicante Province. Using “The Wheel”, and other paintings. I have developed exciting and thought provoking environmental art workshops, working in schools with children of all ages and youth groups. This work lead to me to writing my own fantasy book ' Return To Annwn ', with thirty full colour illistrations the book is currently being turned into a script by Dan, Leighton and Ben for a young London Director Resul Keech film school. Jeff has also started a new business ' The Dylan Thomas Experience ', travel group, with Swansea Businessman Mike Leahy and Alan Maggs. I am also now working on an animated, environmental, educational DVD 'Denzil the Dragonfly's Environmental Journey', to know more about this project go to www.artistjeff.co.uk

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