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Painting of Diana to raise £100,000

Todd White’s painting of the late Princess will be sold to generate funds for the Diana Award.

On Thursday 26th April Lancashire Art Gallery, Hepplestone Fine Art, are hosting an exclusive evening where local and international collectors can meet Todd White and where the painting ‘Diana’ will be avilable for £100,000.

US Artist Todd White had painted the late Princess as part of his Woman collection, citing Diana and her work as an inspiration in his own life, Todd said: “Princess Diana inspired so many people in her life, and it made perfect sense to me to donate the portrait to the Diana Award to help raise money that will go towards encouraging young people in their own endeavours, whether creative, charitable or entrepreneurial.”

Todd whose celebrity collectors include Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas and Vin Diesel is also well known for being the character creator of hit US cartoon Sponge Bob Square Pants.  His original paintings are collected worldwide and sell for up to $250,000.

Maggie Turner OBE and Chief Executive of the Diana Award said: “We are incredibly grateful to Todd White for giving us the opportunity to raise more money so that we can continue our work.  The portrait serves as a reminder of Diana’s passion for life and fun, as well as capturing her ability to inspire the lives of others a quality inherent in our 36,000 Award Holders. We hope the new owner will truly treasure the portrait.”

The sale of the painting ‘Diana’, donated by Todd White, will allow 1,000 young people to receive their award and to have their inspirational work recognised and supported by the Diana Award.

 

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