Colne artist stages ‘Coming Home’ show for hospice

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Colne-born Artist Mark Nelson is staging a one day exhibition of paintings “A Coming Home” in support of Pendleside Hospice this weekend.

Fresh from a month-long exhibition at the prestigious Signet Contemporary Gallery on the Kings Road, Chelsea, Mark is delighted to be “Coming Home” for this very special event.

Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson

Mark is an urban artist renowned for his use of bright colours to show the way that urban landscapes merge with the surrounding natural countryside.

Mark exhibits nationally and Rachel Hidderely, Head of British Art at Christies London and a collector of his work, said: “I collect Mark Nelson’s work because he makes the ordinary look extraordinary.”

Away from art, Mark is a regular supporter of the hospice for whom he has organised musical and sporting events in the past.

The show has been sponsored by the East Lancashire Box Company, Foulds Lifts, Hartley Nelson Company, Doorstep Storage and the legendary band The Hollies for whom Mark has designed an album cover and co-written songs with drummer Bobby Elliott.

“Coming Home” will be staged at the Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford, on Sunday and will run from 1-30 pm to 4-30 pm with entry by donations to the Hospice on the door.

Wine and refreshments will also be available by donation and Mark has also generously agreed to donate 30% of any sales of his paintings to the hospice.