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'stars on canvas 08'

National wish-granting charity the Willow Foundation has teamed up with respected artist, Julie-Anne Gilburt, for this exciting, new initiative.  Stars on Canvas will be an exhibition of 20x20cm canvass each created by a different star.  Well known faces from the worlds of sport, design, music and entertainment will be asked to draw on their artistic skills in aid of charity.  The result will be a fun, colourful and enlightening exhibition that will be held at a top London gallery in 2008. 

By participation in Stars on Canvas you will assist the charity in increasing awareness of its service nationwide as well as helping to raise much needed funds.  This will enable the charity to fulfil more than 2,500 special days over the next two years. 

How will it work?

There are several different ways to get involved, depending on the time that you are able to give and how creative you would like to be:

  • Just doodle with a marker pen on a 20x20 canvas supplied by Julie-Anne,  She will them add some colour to enhance your picture.

  • Paint, draw, glue, create on the canvas exactly as you wish.

  • Visit Julie-Anne’s Brighton studio and have fun creating your masterpiece.  Stars to visit the studio have included Zoe Ball, Dora Brian, Norman Cook, Michele Gayle, Frank Maloney, Patsy Palmer, Phil Tufnell, Michael Watson and Barbara Windsor.

Please don’t forget to sign your canvas and let us have your telephone number or email address so we can invite you to the exhibition.

“Julie-Anne Gilburt is one of the UK’s most gifted and vibrant artists.  She has exhibited as far afield as Dubai, Los Angeles, New Your, Dublin, Copenhagen and London.  She is well known for her seascapes that are as atmospheric and beautiful  as an Bronte novel.  Amongst her most notable commissions is the cover of the Fatboy Slim Greatest Hits album. 


Working with Julie-Anne is a joy and I would urge anyone invited to take part in her latest project, Stars on Canvas, to get involved.  Not only will it be fun, but also it will raise a significant amount of money for one of the best charities you could support.”

Bill Smith, Editor, Latest Art Magazine

“Don’t think about it – just pick up your pen, brush, Pritt Stick or lipstick and go.  Ten minutes of your time will make a lifetime of difference to others.”


                                             – Zoe Ball


The Willow Foundation offers quality of life and quality of time to seriously ill young adults aged 16-40 through the provision of special days.  It is the only UK charity working in its field within this age-group, across all life threatening conditions including cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and organ failure.

The charity was founded by Arsenal Legend and TV sports presenter, Bob Wilson, and his wife Megs, as a memorial to their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged 31.  The Foundation’s aim is to offer a special day to every seriously ill young adult aged 16-40.

To get involved, or if you have any questions, contact:

info@julieannegilburt.com                     t. 07810 523984    
suzanne@willowfoundation.org.uk        t. 01707 259777


Registered Charity No. 1106746

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