A West Norfolk artist has donated one of his pictures to help raise funds for a school festival celebrating student achievement.

Lee Eveson, head of art and photography at Springwood High School in King’s Lynn, has given the original piece of work for auction by sealed bid to help boost the pot for day-long the festival for year eight students.

Springfest is held each year on the playing field to mark the completion of the Endeavour Programme, which encourages the teenagers to achieve outside of their comfort zone.

A range of events, from go-karting to giant inflatables and live music, have been held in the past and plans for this year are well under way.

“It is a very special day for our students to celebrate what they have achieved with our Endeavour Programme, which presents a series of challenges designed to raise engagement and achievement,” said executive headteacher Andrew Johnson.

“We want to make this one particularly special as it has been a year like no other and the group has done so well to complete the challenges in such difficult times. 

“Lee’s work often sells for several hundreds of pounds and we are hoping to raise a good amount,” he added.

Mr Eveson’s picture, called Child Style, has already attracted a £100 starting bid from within the school, a member of the West Norfolk Academies Trust (WNAT).

Now the public can bid for the piece, which took around 60 hours to complete.

“I wanted to help Springfest this year as a well done and thank you to the students for all they have done and all they have gone through this year. We are now a cashless school which makes student fundraising during the school day more difficult and I just wanted to do my bit,” said Mr Eveson.

Mr Eveson’s abstract style has seen him in the finals of a national open contest and he has been taken on by London art brokers Little Van Gogh. 

He is working on a new collection which is due for release in the next year and his work is currently on show at Centrica PLC head office in Windsor.

He studied at both Nottingham Trent and de Montfort universities before completing his masters at Coventry School of Art. Mr Eveson has been at Springwood for nine years

The landscapes of Norfolk, particularly the beach, are a huge influence on Mr Eveson, who creates urban and abstract art, with many pieces comprising more than 50 layers.

The closing date for bids is  Thursday, July 1.

To bid for the piece of art, email office@springwoodhighschool.co.uk 

Put “art bid” in the subject line.

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