I’m honoured to be involved in an exhibition at the Pavilion at Kiama on Wednesday night where my David Boon portrait will be for sale.
This is an exciting event raising funds for Willo Industries in Bowral. Willo Industries is a business that supports a young man, Will, who lives with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Will refurbishes Cricket Bats and then artists, this time round its Kiama Artists, donate their time to create works of art on Wills bats.
Kathryn from Beachside Emporium in Kiama has organised a sensational event along with Wills mum Ange and Im so excited to be a part of it.
I couldnt think of a better portrait to paint on a cricket bat than of David Boon. Growing up, my mum was ‘in love’ with Boonie. We even had Buttercup stickers on our fridge with his face on it! Mum sure would have loved to have seen this portrait take shape and have been at this event with me on Wednesday!
The portrait shows Boonie in his baggy green hat and, although this is a refurbished Puma bat, the rear has been painted to show Boonies signature Gray Nicolls brand that he played with.
Signed on the side, this bat is painted in acrylics and sealed and would make a sensational addition to anyones Cricket Memorabilia collection or just a unique piece of art to hang in the home!