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Wirral brothers showcase artistic talents for Claire House
THREE Wirral brothers who suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy are showcasing their artistic talents at a new exhibition.
Sam, Dan and Tom Lloyd, from Wallasey, took part in the Museum of Liverpool’s latest project, Liverpool Love, to create pieces of art to symbolise their appreciation for the city.
The young Liverpool FC fans spent hours perfecting their work which now hangs alongside pieces by Yoko Ono, comedian Noel Fielding and shoe designer Terry de Havilland.
Proceeds from the sale of all the artwork will go to Claire House Children’s Hospice, where the boys have been attending for 10 years.
Sam, 17, who hopes to study for an art foundation course at college, said: “I really loved drawing my piece for Liverpool Love; its pastels and was inspired by my love of football and my favourite landmarks in the city, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the St Johns Beacon.
“I want to go on to study art at college so the fact that my work has been shown in a famous museum already should put me ahead of the game!”
Liverpool Love is the brainchild of art lover Vaughn Davies and his curator nephew Christian Furr.
Christian said: “We have brought together an incredible amount of talent to create an exhibition which depicts Liverpool’s fun, vivacity and soul in many different ways.
“The Lloyd brothers are a great reflection of the amazing spirit of Merseyside and I’m delighted that they have contributed to the exhibition. They have a lot of talent; Tracey Emin better watch out!”
The Liverpool Love exhibition runs until November 25 2012. A charity gala auction where all the pieces will be sold in support of Claire House takes place on Saturday, November 17 at the Museum of Liverpool.
For tickets to the auction, contact Helen Carlson on 0151 236 2933.