In 2013 I was invited to get involved in a new project called the Community Supported Art and Enterprise Programme by the North East Enterprise Trust. The Trust is a non-profit community-based organisation with Sir Peter Vardy as its patron. The trust releases a special bond costing £1000 that is used to exclusively commission artwork from nine artists. Each of the 50 bond-holders receive a signed and limited edition reproduction of this work. The other artists producing work for this project include: David Welsh, Claude Frere Smith, Simon Rivett, George Bosnyak, Alan Reed, Eric Lee, Lee Cutter and Jessamy Kelly. The programme is a great value way to collect art and connect with other art lovers.
This the drawing I produced for the project. It is a drawing of the Causey Arch, in County Durham, which is the world's oldest surviving railway bridge. 50 prints were made of this picture, one for each of the 50 bond holders. This drawing will not be available anywhere else. Bonds are still available. If you are interested, please get in touch with Mike Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org.