We are so lucky to have been donated 5 pieces of original art from our talented trustee, Paul J Best, which we are auctioning online to raise funds to support our services.
100% of the sale price (minus auction processing fees) will go straight to The Rose Road Association to continue making a positive difference to the lives of young people with disabilities.
For our families their journey through COVID-19, and back to 'the new normal' is only just beginning, and all money raised through this auction will help us to support them in any way we can.
Paul has painted 5 acrylic paintings titled:
If you can't take part in the auction but would like to donate to our appeal - please visit our JustGiving page.
Rose Road has proudly remained open throughout the pandemic and continues to provide advice, information, respite, outreach and play activities. Our dedicated staff are working round the clock to support families from across the region. It is thanks to funds raised by our supporters we have been able to provide care to those with no where else to turn.
Paul's work is principally focused on interpreting and expressing a sense of place. He seeks to express the unique quality of places... landscapes, seascapes and townscapes and has a passion for Hampshire Landscapes in particular. He combines his work as an artist with his practice in landscape architecture and urban design. He is the founding Director of Southampton based Arts and landscape consultancy 'People Place Nature' and a newly appointed Trustee of the Rose Road Association.
For Paul painting remains the most immediate and expressive of all artistic practices. He is drawn to painting mainly landscapes and seascapes and now has paintings in collections across the UK and in America, Spain, Switzerland, the Caribbean and Australia. He sells his work on line and through Hampshire based Art Galleries and shops.
He particularly likes to create textured paintings and often incorporates gels and pastes and sometimes applies gold leaf. He mostly always incorporates reflective paints in the work to capture and reflect the light. This gives the paintings a visual quality that changes in different lighting conditions. He will usually combine the use of palette knife and soften this with brush work.
Note: Our auction is no longer live.