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Published: June 13, 2022 | Updated: June 14, 2022

Gallery: Art exhibition opens in aid of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Lighthouse, Poole

Clare Gallie, CEO, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care (left) and Elspeth McBain, CEO, Lighthouse, Poole (right) with Mike and Pam Jeffries. Picture: Richard Crease/Richard Crease Photography.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

An art exhibition featuring work by accomplished water colourist Mike Jeffries has opened at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

The exhibition runs until June 21, during opening hours.

All proceeds from painting sales are being split equally between Lewis-Manning Hospice Care and Lighthouse, Poole.

Mike and his wife, Pam, are both Patrons of the hospice and Mike is a former Chairman of Poole Arts Trust.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and having trained as an architect, he started by painting architectural subjects and street scenes.

Mike moved from London to Poole some 20 years ago and branched out into other areas including marine painting and landscapes.

He travels overseas extensively and often paints scenes associated with his travels, as well as London and local subjects.

His paintings now hang in homes around the world, including Australia, North America and Europe, as well as the UK.

Mike said “Finding a subject is more complicated than you might think so I take lots of photos and sketches and maybe only one or two end up being painted.

“Some scenes I’ve painted several times because I just enjoy them so much and there are several local views in this exhibition, as well as scenes from London, Europe and other places.

“My wife and I are delighted to offer our support to two causes that are very close to our hearts.”

A pre-exhibition opening VIP event was hosted by Mike and Pam with supporters of both Lewis-Manning and Lighthouse, Poole, invited.

James Suttie and Peter Harding of Peter Harding Wealth Management with Nicki Cluley and Ruth Wright of Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

Peter Harding Wealth Management sponsored the art exhibition and presented a cheque for £2,500 to Lewis-Manning.

Julian Barrett, Marketing Director, said: “It is wonderful that Mike is so generously raising money, through the sale of his art, for such worthy causes who play an important part in our local community.

“As we approach our 30th anniversary year, we have, throughout this time, maintained a core philosophy; to always put our clients firmly at the heart of everything we do.

“No two clients are the same, so we ensure that we understand their personal or business objectives and deliver financial solutions that are right for them.

“We are passionate about what we do and strive to offer the very best service to develop long-term client relationships from generation to generation.”

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Biz Gallery – pictures by Richard Crease/Richard Crease Photography.

Andy, Millie, Mike, Pam and Debbie Jeffries.

Scott Jones and Hannah Gibson.

Sir Neville Simms, Lady Margaret Simms, Philip Warr.

Jo and Ash Tatham, Wendy Wait.

Millie and Debbie Jeffries.

Julian Barrett, Nicki Cluley, and Peter Harding.

Chris Kane and Tom Goodinge.

Hannah and Mike Peasland.

David McDonald and Jacqueline Swift.

Tom Shallaker, Pat and Tim Lee.

Elspeth McBain, Mark Powell and Mike Jeffries.

Janet and Ralph Marshall.

Lyn and Alan Glass

Kate Shaw.

Mike and Pam Jeffries.

Peter Harding and Philip Warr.

Lorraine and John Pyle.

Ruth Wright, Julian Barrett and Nicki Cluley.

Clare Gallie, Ruth Wright, Kate Shaw and Tom Goodinge.