Once again in the run-up to Christmas illustrator Emma Graham will be opening her studio to visitors. This is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes and to view current work, sketchbooks and folio. Work, from greetings cards to original art, limited edition prints and gifts, will be available to purchase, making ideal and unique Christmas gifts. Meet Emma, chat about art, publishing and more. A warm welcome plus tea, coffee and mince pies awaits.
Emma’s studio at 48 Great Harlings, Shotley Gate, Ipswich IP9 1NY will be open from 11am-4pm on Sunday, November 25 and Sunday, December 2. If you can’t make those dates but want to visit and look for a unique gift (or place a commission – do ask soon as she is getting booked up) then contact Emma who is happy to open by arrangement.
Ten per cent from open studio sales will go to The Children’s Appeal at Ipswich Hospital for which Emma is the commissioned illustrator.
The Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity launched a fundraising appeal in February 2018 to raise part of the £2.5m needed to build a new-look children’s department to transform the experience of its young patients and their families. They are now appealing for local businesses and individuals to give the appeal their backing by helping raise vital funds towards the total cost of the project, which would take place in phases over the next two to three years.
You could make a difference. Every penny you donate to the appeal will help them develop the children’s department at Ipswich Hospital for their younger patients both now and in the future.
So do go along to Emma’s open studio and help her make a donation to this wonderful charity. Alternatively you can make a one-off donation, set up a direct debit or send a donation by cheque made payable to: The Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity Children’s Appeal, The Colchester & Ipswich Hospital Charity, Post Box No 49, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD. If you’d prefer to bring in cash raised through your fundraising, contact them at: 0300 7701369 / [email protected]