POSTCARD FROM THE STUDIO - MAY 2019

POSTCARD FROM THE STUDIO

MAY 2019

I want to draw attention to something very close to my heart in this months newsletter; mental health issues and disabilites.

As many of my loyal following will know, I grew up with Autism and a Generalised Anexity Disorder. These disabilites led to me feeling like an outcast throughout education and, indeed, much of my life. Bullying throughout my time in mainstream education led to me attempting to take my own life for the first at just 15 years-old.

I mention this because I am very proud to have been appointed as Ambassador for Clinks Care Farm earlier this month. Clinks provided me with essential restbite from the relentless bullying throughout my teenage years; something that played a large part in the tranfromation from bullied teenager to renowned photographer.

An award-winning social enterprise, Clinks Care Farm offers placements for disadvantaged or disabled people looking to gain confidence, life changing skills or recover from an accident or mental health condition.

We will be working alongside Clinks Care Farm moving forwards as I aim to empower disadvantaged people to take positive steps for a brighter future and promote social inclusion through my work.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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The Animals Arrive On Kings Road
10th July 2019

We are excited to announce that several large-scale prints will be on display in windows along Kings Road starting from 10th July.

If you would like more information or have any questions please email info@davincifineart.com


RECENT EVENTS

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Clinks Care Farm Ambassador Appointment
15th May 2019

On Wednesday 15th May, Clinks Care Farm announced fine-art photographer Alfie Bowen as the organisations first Ambassador following a five-year relationship.

Alfie comments - "I am extremely proud to have been appointed as the first ambassador for Clinks Care Farm. I first attended the farm five years ago during my recovery from mental health conditions and extremely low self-belief fuelled by many years of bullying. The farm and it’s wonderful community of smiling faces went on to play a key role in my transformation from depressed and anxious teenager to world-renowned artist."

Read the full press release here


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YOUNGBPOTY Judge & Ambassador Appointment
10th May 2019

Alfie is delighted to have been appointed as Judge & Ambassador for the international Young Bird Photograpgher Of The Year competition.

The competition aims to provide a safe and friendly community for those interested in the natural world, and photography.


Clinks Care Farm Charity Match & Auction
3rd May 2019

At the centre of ABP's founding principles is a strong commitment to giving back and we were delighted to donate a unique print of the image 'Prince Of Darkness' to the the Clinks Care Farm social-enterprise auction which went on to rasie over £1,000 for the chairty, a pleasing result in our first ever auction.

We look forward to working with and supporting the farm in the comings months and years through various projects.

Alfie Bowen Announced As Clinks Care Farm Ambassador

UK artist helps charity empower disadvantaged people and promote social inclusion.

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On Wednesday 15th May, Clinks Care Farm announced fine-art photographer Alfie Bowen as the organisations first Ambassador following a five-year relationship.

An award-winning social enterprise, Clinks Care Farm offers placements for disadvantaged or disabled people looking to gain confidence, life changing skills or recover from an accident or mental health condition.

Alfie Bowen comments:

I am extremely proud to have been appointed as the first ambassador for Clinks Care Farm. I first attended the farm five years ago during my recovery from mental health conditions and extremely low self-belief fuelled by many years of bullying. The farm and it’s wonderful community of smiling faces went on to play a key role in my transformation from depressed and anxious teenager to world-renowned artist.

I am delighted to have been appointed as ambassador, a founding aim of Alfie Bowen Photography is to give back to those causes close to my heart, and I can think of no better cause than Clinks Care Farm. They change lives on a daily basis and I look forward to supporting their work in the future.

Doeke Dobma at Clinks Care Farm adds:

Clinks Care Farm would like to announce Alfie Bowen as our young ambassador. 

We have had a long connection with Alfie starting back in 2013, being part of his journey through school, and now onto his amazing photography career. This has allowed a strong bond to develop between Clinks Care Farm and Alfie. 

Alfie has always supported the farm. He has done this by donating unique pieces of his work to aid in our fundraising and offering his photographic services at our charity events, allowing us to carry on offering opportunities to all that attend the farm, together with the local community. 

As our young ambassador Alfie will carry on helping promote our work at the farm, empowering disadvantaged people to take positive steps for a brighter future and promote social inclusion. 

All at Clinks Care Farm look forward to our continued work together with Alfie. 

BBC Countryfile film at Clinks Care Farm to promote the farms work with the refugee community.

BBC Countryfile film at Clinks Care Farm to promote the farms work with the refugee community.

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For more information please visit www.clinkscarefarm.org.uk

An Evening Of Art - 25th March

We continue our 2019 exhibitions with a group show in Fitzrovia, London for two weeks in April / May. The V.I.P evening is Thursday 25th April and anyone that wishes to attend is urged to contact info@abowen.co.uk promptly to avoid disappointment.

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