15 December 2020
15 December 2020
A creative and innovative family from Jackton near East Kilbride has created some beautiful artwork to support My Name'5 Doddie Foundation.
David Bonner, along with his wife and daughter, decided they wanted to help when a friend was diagnosed with MND.
David said: "The idea to do the Murrayfield prints came to us last weekend. We heard from a friend that he had just received a MND diagnosis. He is such a strong fella, an avid rugby fan and player, and that diagnosis had floored him and his wife as you can imagine. In starting Jackton Art we always felt there would be the opportunity to give back. By chance I'd just finished drawing Celtic Park and Ibrox and the idea came to us to now draw Murrayfield and do it for My Name'5 Doddie Foundation."
So the past week David has been doing the Murrayfield drawing (it took 20 hours) and getting the prints ready for sale.
He said: "We are a family lockdown business :-) I picked up a pencil one rainy Sunday in August and copied a photo of my wife Frances and I on holiday. It wasn't great! "
"It gave me an idea though. A few weeks later I drew the church where my parents married as a golden wedding anniversary gift. The reaction was amazing, “You drew this? Really?!! The idea of Jackton Art was born. I’m not a trained artist, my career so far has been in software businesses."
"I'm the artist, Frances has an eye for a great drawing and runs much of the operational side of the business, and our daughter Natalie does our social media and the digital art (adding the coloured sky's to my drawings)."
"If I was to summarise Jackton Art it would be...Scotland is full of amazing places. These buildings and places trigger memories and emotions and our aim is for this to come across in the art we make."