On November 30th , Sherree joined stars including Joanna Lumley, Virginia McKenna and Martin Clunes at Beyond the Bars, a gala evening at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London for the Born Free Foundation. Sherree had been invited to paint in front of a live audience of celebrities and special guests including Ruth Wilson, Rula Lenska, Jackie St Clair, Lily Travers, Katie Cleary and Lauren St John. Singing sensation Margaret Keys opened the evening with a moving rendition of Bring Him Home, followed by the classic Born Free, and the charity’s Founder Patron Joanna Lumley led an emotional tribute to celebrate the enduring influence of Virginia McKenna’s late husband, conservationist Bill Travers. One of the highlights of the evening came when Sherree was given an easel, canvas, oil paints and half an hour to paint an elephant; the picture materialised magically from the canvas as Sherree summoned all her skills as a great impressionist painter to create an astonishing piece of work which was then auctioned by TV auctioneer James Lewis to raise substantial funds for the Foundation.
Born Free has been running its Beyond the Bars campaign throughout 2017 to highlight the plight of captive wild animals worldwide. The campaign aims to expose suffering and neglect, recommend improvements to animal welfare and the enforcement of legislation, to increase public awareness, support the training of more vets inspectors, and close substandard zoos. For more information, see www.bornfree.org.uk/beyondthebars.
In celebration of the 100th birthday year of Dame Vera Lynn, Clarendon Fine Art Mayfair unveiled a beautiful portrait of ‘The Forces Sweetheart’, painted by Sherree Valentine-Daines, on Wednesday 22nd November. The portrait was auctioned for charity, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Dame Vera Lynn’s Children’s Charity, supporting families of children with Cerebral Palsy.
Virginia Lewis-Jones, the daughter of Dame Vera Lynn, was guest of honour at the event and signed copies of the new book, Keep Smiling Through: My Wartime Story, which she has written in collaboration with her mother.
Thank you to all who attended and took part in raising money for such a worthy cause.
Sherree is proud to present her exquisite new autumn collection ‘A Day at the Races’. Sherree’s new collection represents a heartfelt tribute to the beauty, heritage and pageantry of one of her favourite social occasions of the year – Royal Ascot. To complement her paintings Sherree is also releasing a much-anticipated pair of pure bronze sculptures of horses which were phenomenally well-received when they were previewed at Royal Ascot earlier this year.
In 2016 Sherree Valentine-Daines was commissioned by Champagne Bollinger to create a tribute to Royal Ascot and they used her beautiful painting as the centrepiece of their 2016 campaign. Following this honour Sherree was invited to spend some time at the Bollinger Champagne house and vineyards in the charming French town of Ay.
Over the last few months, Sherree has been working on a new collection of pieces characterised by a genuine beauty that is rare amongst contemporary artists but increasingly popular with art buyers. We are delighted to announce that she has decided to release one exquisite special edition of 49 copies in addition to her spring collection as a stunning stand-alone statement piece. Set in the Winners’ Enclosure at Royal Ascot, this busy yet elegant crowd scene is the first piece of its kind that Sheree has chosen to release as a limited edition.
Her latest published collection is an exquisite quartet of images that takes us from breezy cliff tops to the lawns of Ascot in the company of exquisitely dressed socialites and charming groups of happy children. Despite the difference in subject, what each of these pieces share is a sense of a genuinely memorable day that we are being invited to enjoy as it recalls some of our own happiest memories. As Sherree herself says: “In a way my paintings represent a diary of happy days and wonderful memories that I hope others can relate to and enjoy.”
Saturday April 1st at 7.00pm
McComish Hall, Box Hill School, Mickleham, RH5 6EA
The Painting will be auctioned "live" at 10pm. Proceeds from the evening are to support the restoration work at FSC Juniper Hall and for the "Not Forgotten Association". The event will be presented by "Homes Under The Hammer" and "I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here" Martin Roberts. There will also be a supporting lecture from Colonel Piers Storie-Pugh OBE TD DL "Escaping From Colditz" and a Denbies Sparkling Wine reception & finger buffet.
Tickets £35 available from The Running Horses, Mickleham, FSC Juniper Hall, or by phone: 01306 734500.
Ms. Sherree Valentine-Daines has just revealed that the organisers of The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration event in May 2016 commissioned a painting from her as a birthday gift for Her Majesty. Ms. Valentine-Daines, the United Kingdom’s leading modern impressionist, was then invited to attend a private reception at Windsor Castle where the painting was presented to Her Majesty.
The commissioned painting is a double portrait of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the setting of Windsor Home Park and includes Carltonlima Emma, one of Her Majesty’s ponies.
Ms. Valentine-Daines said she was “thrilled and honoured” to receive this commission. Widely regarded as the UK’s foremost society artist, she has exhibited at museums and public galleries throughout the UK including the Tate Gallery, Barbican and the Lord’s Museum.
Her work is included in numerous important private collections including that of the British Royal Family and former Prime Minister Sir John Major. Many famous names have sat for her including Lord Sebastian Coe, Jonny Wilkinson and Joanna Lumley.
This autumn Sherree has released a much anticipated pair of pure bronze sculptures featuring two children completely lost in thought alongside three beautiful images, again of children but this time in a sun kissed setting brimming with meadow flowers. Following in the footsteps of generations before them, these timeless children are enjoying some of the best things that life has to offer. Each exquisite image and stunning bronze sculpture resonates with beauty, innocence and sheer joy.
Sherree will be making a guest appearance at Whitewall Galleries Guildford on Saturday 15th October from 1pm - 3pm. Whitewall Galleries will be showcasing an exhibition of Sherree’s hand signed limited editions, and we are delighted that she will also be unveiling an array of exquisite original paintings. This event represents an exciting opportunity to invest in a highly sought-after piece of artwork from one of the most formidable artists of her generation.
This exquisite new image of Royal Ascot was commissioned by Champagne Bollinger and will be used as the centrepiece of their summer campaign. We are delighted to announce that ‘Champagne Bollinger Afternoon’ is now available through Whitewall Galleries as an exclusive limited edition on canvas or as a deluxe collector’s piece.
Is there a better way to spend a beautiful summer day than drinking champagne on a sun drenched lawn or fishing off the jetty with your friends? The exquisite new quartet of canvas editions from Sherree portrays some of these classic moments in her incomporable style, showing us yet again why she has become the country’s leading modern impressionist. Two of these fabulous pieces are available in special collector’s deluxe editions.
Sherree has just returned from a trip to Monaco where she attended a Born Free Foundation event with her lovely daughter Lettice. Sherree has a close relationship with the charity and painted a stunning picture of a leopard for auction. Here she is pictured with Lettice and Amanda Holden, as well as with Prince Albert of Monaco.
On 14th April, Sherree and her lovely daughter Lettice were the glamorous guests of Virginia McKenna at the Odeon, Tottenham Court Road for the premiere of British heist movie ‘Golden Years’. Virginia was tempted out of acting retirement by a great story with a funny and brilliant script, and Sherree and Lettice joined her on the red carpet along with an all star cast including Simon Callow, Alun Armstrong, Sue Johnston, Bernard Hill, Una Stubbs and Lily Travers. Sherree met Virginia through her work for the Born Free Foundation and the two appeared together at a special fundraising event at Clarendon Fine Art in Mayfair last year.
Sherree will be making a guest appearance at Whitewall Galleries Richmond on Sunday 10th April from 11am - 1pm. Whitewall Galleries will be showcasing an exhibition of Sherree’s hand signed limited editions, and we are delighted that she will also be unveiling a quartet of exquisite original paintings. This event represents an exciting opportunity to invest in a highly sought-after piece of artwork from one of the most formidable artists of her generation.
This year Sherree will be painting one of the most significant commissions of her career. At the moment the name of the individual involved is under wraps, but you can take it from us, they don’t come much bigger than this. More to come….
Sherree has always been an active member of her local community, adding her voice on local issues, supporting charities and working for the promotion of the arts. 2015 sees her appointment as Patron for the celebrated Mole Valley Arts Alive Festival, which will include actors...
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The first edition of Sherree’s magnificent retrospective book ‘Your Days, My Days’ sold out soon after publication, but, by popular demand, the second edition with a few additions has just been published. If you don’t yet have a copy place your order today for this must-have collector’s item.