John Renshaw – King of Spades
Why did you want to take part in this fundraising initiative?
I happened to receive a very unexpected (and persuasive) letter from Baroness Floella Benjamin inviting me to participate – how could one refuse? Coincidentally, I also happened to know of someone awaiting a kidney transplant at the time.
Can you tell us about your artwork?
My playing card design for ‘The King of Spades’ was selected intuitively and simply resulted in an image that referenced both a king and a spade!
What is it about the charity Transplant Links that made you want to support them?
I wanted to support Transplant Links because I considered the statement appearing on the project web–site appeared to say it all. ‘…what TLC do is allow patients who have been dealt a rough hand the chance to change their life for the better through transplantation’.
To bid for John’s original artwork and other artworks bid online live on the Ewbank’s website 12th Oct at 7pm. Instructions can be found in ‘How to Bid’ on this website.
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