The Heartstone Fund has been 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, has now taken on the responsibility to fund future developments through continuing the exhibitions that she and Lendon started, and by the sales of handicrafts, cards... and cake!
Read the press release about The Heartstone Fund Launch here
Read our second press release about The Heartstone Arts Exhibition at Lambourn
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 are now holding a weekend exhibition at The Greyhound, Letcombe Regis 30 June - 2 July from 12 noon until 7pm each day.
Heartstone Arts will be holding a third exhibition from 15th to 23rd July at Maddle Farm, Lambourn which will also support Riding for the Disabled. Read more ...
We are also selling handicrafts, cards and cake to raise money for the Fund. These hand-knitted cardigans will be on sale at our Bampton exhibition along with cards by Bryony Allison.