The Heartstone Fund was set up in memory of Lendon Scantlebury to encourage young people to make the transition to professional artist, through mentoring, teaching and funding materials and studio space.

Lendon had already taken five artists, Jenny, Kira, Molly, Ollie and Tom, on a journey from their first expressions of talent to becoming confident artists with bright futures.

Lendon's partner in life and art, Dawn Benson, took on the responsibility to fund future developments through continuing the exhibitions that she and Lendon started, and by the sales of handicrafts and cards.

Dawn and Meriel would to thank all the artists, venues, supporters, helpers and visitors who made these shows possible. We are now working to distribute the money raised.

Read the press release about The Heartstone Fund Launch here

Read our second press release about The Heartstone Arts Exhibition at Lambourn

Lendon Scantlebury - Sculpture in the Vineyard

SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARD, 8th - 23rd September 2018

The show is over ...
Thank you to everyone who came along to the show in 2018, we had a great time and hope you did too!
That will be the last show from Heartstone - we have raised money for various good causes and are now taking the time to distribute it. There are lots of other art shows around the area, so please take the time to visit and continue supporting artists.
Dawn and Meriel

Read our Press Release

The show had its own website -

Sculpture: Two's Company by Dawn Benson
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Press coverage:
Oxford Mail 30 May 2017

BBC South Today 5 June 2017

The Cotswold Explorer June 2017 (

Our first exhibition took place in Bampton at WestOx Arts Gallery and also in 2 beautiful gardens just down the road where we displayed over 70 pieces of outdoor sculpture in a garden setting.

As part of Wantage Festival, we held a weekend exhibition at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis 30 June - 2 July and a third exhibition from 15th to 23rd July at Maddle Farm, Lambourn which also supported Riding for the Disabled. Read more ...

We also sell handicrafts and cards to raise money for the Fund. These hand-knitted cardigans will be on sale at various events along with cards by Bryony Allison - please get in touch if you would like to buy anything, including art!