Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A chance to own a limited edition artwork

We are pleased to announce our support for a portrait commission of world-renowned explorer, and twice RSGS medallist, Roald Amundsen. Artist Professor Calum Colvin OBE blends sculpture, painting and photography to produce his images. He assembles objects related to his subject matter, paints and photographs them to provide the final image, and then produces a limited photographic edition. See www.calumcolvin.com for further details of his work.

Professor Colvin’s recent portrait of Robert Falcon Scott, and a picture of it ‘under construction’ to show how it was pieced together.

This Amundsen project is being organised by RSGS member Malcolm Good, who explains, “The idea is that eight individuals join together in a syndicate to commission the portrait of Amundsen. Each syndicate member receives the final portrait, with one further image presented to the RSGS. The cost to each member of the syndicate is £1,650. Each syndicate member can choose the size of their image (four feet in height or more is not unusual) and the medium on which it is produced (canvas is often used). The edition is strictly limited to nine – one for each syndicate member plus one for the RSGS – with no further images produced unless a unanimous decision to do so is taken by all syndicate members and Calum."

This is a great opportunity to own a portrait by a world-renowned artist.

To get involved or find out more, please contact Mike at HQ, or Malcolm Good at malcolmgood@hotmail.co.uk or 07841 763021.