Mike was 23 when he broke his neck in a road traffic accident, resulting in paralysis from the upper
chest down – medically he is classified as having a complete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) resulting in
Tetraplegia (level C6).
Between April 09 and April 2010, friends and family of Mike are attempting to raise money to put
towards the purchase of an adapted car which will enable him to drive independently. Mikes needs
are such that such a vehicle is highly specialised and comes at a very high price.
As part of this fundraising we have organised the GDM Art event and auction which will be held at
the Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol on the 14th and 15th of October.
The doors will be open from 11am to 9pm on Wednesday for a full days viewing of the works going
under the hammer. Thursday will be a busy day with the opportunity for further viewing from 12pm.
There will be live painting by Mr Jago, Inkie, Lokey, Felix, Eelus, Xenz, Paris, Boswell, Vermin, Milk
and Dora starting at 4pm and the auction including lots by Guy Denning, Pam Glew, Rowdy, Ian
Francis and Nick Walker to name but a few, will commence at 7pm.
The work can be viewed on line at Dreweatts, www.dnfa.com and at www.art-el.co.uk. Bidding can
be made in person or live online at www.the-saleroom.com on the evening, commission bids will
be taken with valid credit/debit card details prior to the event. If you wish to make a commission
bid and to register for bidding please contact The GDM team on 07789 971273 or e-mail
The event will also include a fine art ‘mystery’ postcard sale featuring work from award winning
artists from all over the world, many of which have shown in the BP portrait awards and with some
having work in the National Portrait Gallery their work usually thousands. This sale therefore gives
people the opportunity to purchase a piece of art that would usually cost a small fortune, for just
We are also running a raffle to win a portrait painted by Vincent Brown, a multi award winning
portrait and figurative artist from Bristol. Tickets will be available at the event and are also
available now via the GDM blog at http://getdringmobile.wordpress.com. For more information
about Vincent Brown and to see examples of his amazing work please visit his web-site at http://
Vince himself will be attending the event and will determine the winner of our very own portrait
competition. We hope to see lots of you there, with live painting, music, beer and curry this
promises to be a great night.
If you require any further information regarding the event or Get DringMobile please contact us at