Gilchrist painting to raise funds for Lord's Taverners
A PARTNERSHIP between the Lord's Tavenern's Northern New South Wales branch and Northern Rivers artist Brett Belot has resulted in a professional portrait painting of Lismore cricket legend Adam Gilchrist.
The piece of memorabilia will be used to raise funds to support underprivileged and disadvantaged children.
"As our Patron, Adam supports our Branch continually by personal visits and functions,” local Taverns president Denis Byrne said.
"Here we have an opportunity to join with Adam, Brett and many others to purchase a wonderful piece of Australian Cricket memorabilia that will greatly assist us to continue our work in supporting disadvantaged young people in the Northern Rivers region.”
The painting has been meticulously framed and is currently for sale at the Bradman Museum in Bowral with 50% of the sale price going directly to the Northern NSW Lord's Taverners branch.
Each limited edition fine art print has been personally signed by Adam and artist Brett Belot and comes with a unique certificate of authenticity, with 10% of each print sold going to the local branch.
The painting comes from when Adam Gilchrist was named the Australian Test Captain to tour India after Ricky Ponting broke his finger.
The rest is history as Adam became the skipper of the first successful Australian team to win on Indian soil in 35 years
This original portrait painting is based on a photograph chosen by Adam where he describes it as the highlight of his career.
"All that you experience and endure on a tour of India, a tired cap sits above a tired face, yet I am still able to push a smile after victory in the first test,” Gilchrist said.
"A complete roller-coaster of emotion that is India. India instantly became a major part of my life”.
The painting can be purchased at http://www.brettbelotart.com/shop.