Collection: Clive Mealin

Clive remembers first really painting whilst visiting the Victoria Centre, an adult education centre in Gravesend. That was some time ago and he is now an avid member of the National Autistic Society art group, Artrack.  Over time his skills have developed markedly, he has grown considerably in confidence, and has begun to enjoy the opportunity to visit, and also participate, in exhibitions.  He takes great interest in visiting new places and will often visit London with his sketchbook.

Disabled artist, clive mealin  hard at work in the studioDisabled artist, clive mealin  hard at work in the studio

Clive is also a great music fan. He enjoys sharing music with his fellow artists at Artrack whilst painting. Some of his current favourites include Paul Simon, Jean-Michel Jarre and Eric Clapton. Clive says that it simply feels nice to know that people like his work and would like it in their home. He would like to experiment more with acrylics and oils and will, most likely, use the money from Art Rabble to buy art materials.

Art Rabble Christmas Cards

We all want to do our bit to help others at Christmas and buying charity Christmas cards is a great way to do this. However, not all "charity" cards are as generous as others. Many popular supermarket cards contribute only a fraction of their proceeds to charity. At Art Rabble, we try to give as much as we possibly can back to our artists; currently this is 50p out of every £3. We do this because we want disabled artists to be paid generously for their skills and effort.

We would like to pay our artists a larger amount but while major retailers benefit from economies of scale, for us small print runs are costly and delivery (as a percentage of sale value) is high. However, with the continued support of our lovely customers, we hope we can increase volume over time, therefore lowering our costs.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our Christmas cards - we hope you love them. We are so proud of the work our artists do, if you can help us spread the word, all the better! Happy Christmas to all.

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