Jacqueline De Montaigne: Ornithology Addict No 143 CHARITY SALE
Ornithology Addict no 143
100% of the sale of this piece will go to Charity.
Artist: J De Montaigne
Medium: Original Watercolour with hand applied fine Portuguese silver leaf on 300gsm cotton Paper.
Size: 18cm x 25cm
Ornithology addict is a continuing body of work of small paintings of birds which the artist started painting in 2017 to relax and shut off as her art career became more demanding. The body of work now includes over 120 art works of scientifically detailed watercolours, oils and acrylic paintings encompassed in circles of 24ct gold, copper and fine silver leaf. These works have become very sought after, often selling during the execution process on social media timelines before they get published or exhibited publicly so we are very lucky to have them!
In Portugal of our 30 000 firefighters, 92% are volunteers serving us in their free time. 95% of all emergency responses in Portugal are facilitated by firemen. Portugal has hit the international news in the last month as we now have the highest death rate in the world from Covid 19 per million people. which is terrifying in itself but we are also incredibly ill equipped to deal with what is happening with a shortage of emergency responders, ambulances, hospital beds and medical staff.
The Bombeiros de Estoril (Estoril Fire Department) which is one of my 2 locals departments recently started a soup kitchen to support 50 local families with weekly meals. So on top of volunteering to support us, transport us, look after us and have our backs during the pandemic, they are now raising money to buy food to then cook for local families who are destitute.
I would like to start by raising €1000 for them to support the food for the soup kitchen and anything else they may need during these crazy challenging times.