Stella Vine is considered by some to be a ‘controversial’ artist because her portraits are of figures ranging from model Kate Moss to footballer Didier Drogba, and her Warhol-related style could be described as ‘child-like.’ Television art pundit Waldemar Januszczak described her as having “a combination of empathy and cynicism that can be startling”.
She is currently painting a portrait of the Brontë sisters to raise much-needed funds for St Michael and All Angels Church in Haworth, which has just a few days left to raise £27,000: English Heritage has set 20 January as the deadline for its offer to add a further £100,000.
The church roof needed seeing to even before thieves stripped lead from it – three times in the last eighteen months. English Heritage gave church fundraisers a target of £65,000 and brave efforts have been made – but there is still that £27,000 to go.
You can buy a print made from the painting for just £150, and your advance orders are important, for the reason mentioned above. There will be a total of one hundred only. To order one, email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to this website