“Hope” – Mission Blue Painting Complete!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Finished Work, Gallery Shows, Oil Painting | 0 comments

“Hope” – Mission Blue Painting Complete!

Ah, things go so fast! I meant to post this ages ago but this project and the show swept me up and away so I am a bit behind. As many of you know I was the curator of a show hosted by Haven Gallery which opened on October 29th 2016! This show was special as it supported the wonderful organization Mission Blue. Mission Blue creates “Hope Spots” in our oceans, which act like nature reserves, protecting and preserving the fragile ecosystems within. For over a year now I have been working on bringing this show to life and the opening was a success! Half the originals already have new homes, including my own which you can see here:

 

"Hope" - 30 x 40 cm - oil on linen

“Hope” – 30 x 40 cm – oil on linen

 

When I watched the documentary “Mission Blue” last summer I was deeply moved. I couldn’t believe the destruction mankind has inflicted upon our planet and our oceans. At the same time I felt so small and powerless. How could I change what has been done? I am not rich, I don’t have a fortune to spend on saving the planet…but then I thought I do have my paintbrush. I do have a voice through me, through my art. Why couldn’t I make a difference using the tools I do have? So that’s exactly what I set out to do.

 

Christina Ridgeway with her Mission Blue painting

 

I gathered together some wonderful artists to create oceanic artwork and a percent of all the profits would go to Mission Blue. The complete artist list for the show is as follows: Tom Bagshaw, June Leeloo, Hannah Yata, Amy Minchew, Annie Stegg ,Ania Tomicka, Brianna Angelakis, Jana Brike, Tammy Mae Moon, Nom Kinnear King, Sarah Joncas, Jel Ena, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Erica Calardo, Helice Wen, Erich Moffitt, Melissa Hartley, Adam Oehlers, Josie Morway, Lioba Bruckner, Lea Barozzi.

 

Mission Blue show at Haven Gallery flyer

 

There are some stunning pieces still looking for homes if you would like to get a piece of art with a wonderful meaning! You can check out the complete Mission Blue collection here: http://www.havenartgallery.com/portfolio/mission-blue-group-show/  and if you see something that catches your eye feel free to write to the wonderful gallery owner Erica Berkowitz! <3 info@havengallery.com

 

Mission Blue Installation at Haven Gallery

 

If you are interested in prints – I’ve got you covered 😉 A percent of all print sales are also being donated to Mission Blue – so go ahead and have a look: http://www.etsy.com/shop/MissionBlueShow 

Thank you to everyone for all the amazing support while putting this show together and helping it make it a success. Of all the times on our planet when we need to be so super conscientious of our environment and how we are treating it, it is now. We are on the brink. A little shove and it is basically all over. Let’s stop that from happening. This is such a loving, generous and beautiful home we have. Let’s take care of it. We do have the power, same as I did with my art, use YOUR talents to bring about change.

Much love!

Christina x

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