Gregory Porter helps Buckinghamshire artist’s charity fundraiser

Posted in

Original article By Danny Fullbrook

BBC News, Buckinghamshire

Gregory Porter
The highest estimate for the signed portrait is £9,800 and the print could go for up to £800

A signed portrait of Gregory Porter is being auctioned off to raise money for charity.

Buckinghamshire artist George Groves presented his work to the Grammy Award-winning jazz artist at Cheltenham Jazz Festival earlier this year.

Funds raised will go to festival initiative Relaxed Concert for Schools, which uses music to help children with special education and disability needs.

The 24-year-old artist said Porter’s face “lit up” when he saw the portrait.

“Gregory was extremely appreciative upon the unveiling and we conversed about the portrait and his love for art,” said Mr Groves.

Gregory Porter
Gregory Porter with his portrait by George Groves

The American jazz singer signed the back of the portrait and a print, which are expected to sell for a total of at least £8,400.

Mr Groves said he knew “the healing power” that music could have and was pleased he could sell the portrait to raise money.

He said: “Knowing this painting and print will support a mission that aims to heal and comfort through art itself is gratifying to say the least.”

Gregory Porter
Over the last few years, George Groves has dedicated himself to capturing “incredible individuals from across the world”

The Gerrards Cross based portraitist has presented many celebrities with his work, such as actor Idris Elba, astronaut Tim Peake and Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu.

The auction is open to bidders and closes on the evening of 18 August.

See original article here

To see more of George Groves’s work, check out his website here

To read George Groves Featured Artist, see here

A small selection of George Groves other works

George Groves - Oil Painter
Ray Edwards MBE – Oil on Canvas
George Groves
Portrait of David Attenborough
George Groves - Oil Painter
Michael Caine: Actor – Oil on Canvas

For ideas on framing a canvas click here

From The Blog

Get In Touch

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your framing needs.

Contact number
Tel:  01494 433 191

Bespoke Framing (workshop)
Unit 2 J
Penn Street Works
Penn Street

Click Here for a Map and Directions (opens new window)

Scroll to Top