The Mike Jeffries art exhibition opens at Lighthouse in Poole on Friday 10th June and will run for 2 weeks, during Lighthouse opening hours. All proceeds from painting sales are being split equally between Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.
A pre-exhibition opening VIP event was hosted by Mike and his wife Pam on Thursday 9th June, with supporters of both Lewis-Manning and the Lighthouse invited.
Mike and Pam Jeffries are both Patrons of the hospice and Mike is a former Chairman of Poole Arts Trust. As a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Mike Jeffries is an accomplished watercolourist. Having trained as an architect, he started painting architectural subjects and street scenes before moving from London to Poole some twenty years ago and branching out into other areas including marine painting and landscapes. He travels overseas a lot and often paints scenes associated with his travels, as well as London and local subjects.
Mike said “Finding a subject is more complicated than you might think so I take lots of photos and
sketches and maybe only one or two end up being painted. Some scenes I’ve painted
several times because I just enjoy them so much and there are several local views in this
exhibition, as well as scenes from London, Europe and other places.
“My wife and I are delighted to offer our support to two causes that are very close to our hearts.”
Mike’s paintings are hanging in homes around the world, including Australia, North America and Europe, as well as the UK.
Peter Harding Wealth Management sponsored the art exhibition. Marketing Director Julian Barrett said, “It is wonderful that Mike is so generously raising money, through the sale of his art, for such worthy causes who play an important part in our local community.
“As we approach our 30th anniversary year, we have throughout this time, maintained a core philosophy; to always put our clients firmly at the heart of everything we do. No two clients are the same, so we ensure that we understand their personal or business objectives and deliver financial solutions that are right for them. We are passionate about what we do and strive to offer the very best service to develop long-term client relationships from generation to generation.”