Paintings still on display until June 30
An art exhibition hosted by Wyndham Grand Algarve in Quinta do Lago and featuring the works of renowned British artist Jessica Dunn has already raised €4,200 for two charities in the Algarve – APEXA and Existir.
The exhibition was inaugurated on June 2 and runs until June 30, allowing visitors to purchase the paintings on display with 10% of sales going to charity.
“We would like to thank everyone for supporting our charity art exhibition ‘Wanderings’, with a special thank you to the generous sponsors and to the artist, Jessica Dunn, for allowing us to display her amazing collection and donating one of her pieces for the charity auction,” Wyndham Grand Algarve said in a statement sent to the Resident.
“The inauguration proved to be a successful evening of art appreciation and cause awareness with a thrilling charitable auction,” the hotel added. “The exhibition is ongoing until June 30, so we encourage you to come and visit.”
Two worthy charities in the Algarve were selected to be the beneficiaries of this event – APEXA, an association supporting special needs people; and Existir, which helps people with disabilities as well as individuals and families struggling financially and socially.
Each charity develops several projects aimed at improving the lives of those in need. You can learn more about how these charities help those in need by visiting their websites: www.apexa.org | www.existir.org.pt
Jessica Dunn was born in London in 1963 to renowned actors Priscilla Morgan and Clive Dunn, best known for his role as Lance Corporal Jones in the hugely popular BBC sitcom ‘Dad’s Army’. Her early life was surrounded with creativity, having grown up in an artistic environment fuelled by her father, who was also an eager amateur portrait artist.
After her art foundation at Kingston Polytechnic, she continued drawing, painting and printmaking, which then led her to the Algarve, where she joined a design company and gained a passion for abstract impression of land, sea and sky, inspired by this region.
Jessica has her own studio in Boliqueime and has been exhibiting her work for over 20 years, throughout Portugal, the UK as well as Italy, having been featured in the Wall Street Journal online and Hello magazine.
Meanwhile, Wyndham Grand Algarve is an all-suite resort within walking distance of the beach, featuring a full-service spa, a state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, on-site restaurants and bars, an event space, and golf course access.