Butterflies raise £1,600

Images above: Some of the butterflies auctioned by Abundance London

The butterflies and flowers painted by artists in Chiswick and auctioned anonymously have raised £1,600 for Abundance London.

The not-for-profit environmental group organised the Butterflies and Flowers community artwork which covers the outside of the police station but kept back some more professionally painted butterflies and flowers to sell at auction to replenish their funds.

In total 53 butterflies and flowers were auctioned, painted in different styles, many by artists who are members of Artists At Home which opens its doors to the public in west London each year.

The highest bid at £115 was for Madeleine Marsh’s butterfly decorated with shards of pottery mudlarked from the banks of the River Thames. Janice Zethraeus’ delicately painted butterfly went for £100 and Tommy Robinson, the head of art at Chiswick School, brought in £71 for his image of the temple in Chiswick House Gardens.

Image above: Butterfly by Madeleine Marsh

Image above: Butterfly by Janice Zethraeus

Image above: Butterfly by Tommy Robinson

Participating artists: Marthe Armitage  *  Francis Bowyer  *  Liz Butler  *  Steph Curtis-Raleigh  *  Kathryn Davey  *  Laura Edralin  *  Kate Fishenden  *  Rachna Garodia  *  Laura Gompertz  *  Annabel Hill  * Isobel Johnstone  *  Louise Kaye  *  Madeleine Marsh  *  Jonathan Mercer  *  Sophie Newnham  *  Eve Pettitt  *  Rennie Pilgrem  *  Ingram Pinn  *  Glynis Porter  *  Hamish Pringle  *  Tommy Robinson  *  Sangeeta  *  Tanya Saunders  *  Mary Shellac  *  Helga Stenzel  *  Mary West  *  Dawn Wilson  * Janice Zethraeus

The Butterflies and Flowers artwork was launched on Sunday 3 October at Chiswick Flower Market. The project involved groups all round Chiswick painting 3,000 butterflies and flowers.

Abundance London will use the money raised to plant flowers, trees and shrubs in little bits of public land wround Chiswick.

Image above: Butterflies and Flowers artwork on the side of Chiswick Police station

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See also: All the butterflies and flowers by professional artists which were at auction

See also: Abundance London launches Butterflies & Flowers artwork on Chiswick Police Station

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