Whether it's giving back or paying it forward, we try to support as many great causes as we can through donations or sponsorship. Our Young Fine Artist programme encourages children from across the UK to participate in the arts, while we've partnered with charities including Blue Cross, Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity and The Royal British Legion. Scroll down to find out more.
We’re proud to unveil our community art installation at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. On display in their antenatal corridor, we hope that this specially curated selection of art will promote a sense of hope and peace for all patients, visitors and staff.
Featuring Paul Corfield’s tranquil landscapes, Romero Britto’s vibrant pop art, Stephen Simpson’s stunning florals and many more of our favourite artworks, our aim is to improve the experience for all women, babies and families visiting the hospital.
Sarah-Jane Marsh, CEO of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Fountain Trust says: “We’ve done a lot of research over the years, and art is such an important factor for many of the women that come into the organisation. We’re so pleased and proud that we’ve got our new fantastic artwork in the main corridor.”
Watch the unveiling here.
As one of the world's foremost landscape and aviation artists, Gerald Coulson inspired not only his son Lawrence, but many other painters over the last 60 years. As a tribute to his father, who passed away in 2021 after a long battle with dementia, Lawrence will personally be donating to Alzheimer's Research UK from the royalties of each 'Hope And Glory' limited edition print that is sold.
Lawrence says: "I wouldn't be where I am without my father; he's the one who got me painting. I hope my donation will go towards research to help slow the disease down and even stop it one day."
This touching artwork features Lawrence's take on his father's style of painting skies, along with father-and-son miniature figures, which he has added to the glowing coastline. Find out more here.
We’re passionate about instilling our passion for art in the young generation. Our Young Fine Artist competition sees school children recreate work from their favourite artist at their local Castle Fine Art gallery. We teach them about the history of the artists, along with their inspirations and techniques – which then inspires pupils as they undergo their own art studies at school.
Previous winners include 11-year-old Sultanah Alghamdi from Pleasant Street Primary School in Liverpool, who created a fantastic representation of a piece by best-selling artist John Myatt. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we launched our first-ever virtual edition of the competition.
If you'd like to put your school forward or find out more, contact us here.
In continued support of our chosen charity, we were delighted to present Birmingham Children’s Hospital with a cheque for £4,541.00 just in time for Christmas 2020!
Our latest donation was raised through a combination of proceeds from sales of Jon Jones’ limited edition prints, and some exceptionally generous Jolly Jumper Day giving by Castle Fine Art staff.
In 2018, we partnered with the hospital to raise funds for their 'Out To Play' appeal, which renovated the children's playground to create a fun space for the children to play. Now we'll be supporting their soon-to-be announced 'Art Strategy', which will explore the use of art therapy at the hospital.
An ardent conservationist, Robert became involved with The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent in 2018 after watching the heart-warming BBC Two show, Big Cats About the House. After deciding to paint Maya’s portrait to raise money for the charity, he unveiled his creation that May – raising £2600 in the process.
Robert, who received a commendation from the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year panel in 2010, reveals: “I had the opportunity to get up close with big cats and feed them by hand. The most amazing thing was being able to show Maya her portrait and see her recognise herself!"
Find out more about Robert's animal adventures here.
In August 2014, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, we released 'Never Forgotten' by British miniature sculptor, Nic Joly.
The artist created this commemorative edition to honour the lives lost and sacrifices made, as well as raise funds for The Royal British Legion. To date, over £80,000 has been raised for the charity and the piece has touched the hearts of people around the world, with Nic receiving letters of thanks from as far afield as Canada, New Zealand and Japan.
In November 2018, to signify the end of the Great War, he released a follow-up: 'Golden Lives Never Forgotten'. The first ten artworks sold out within a record three hours, while the eleventh and final piece from the edition was auctioned to raise a further £3,200 for the Royal British Legion.
Pictured: 1) Jon Jones' Peaky Blinders inspired original artworks delighted visitors at our Mailbox gallery, while the raffle of 'He Who Fights By The Sword' raised £6,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital. 2) Our marketing team (including the guys!) donned red lipstick for International Women's Day. 3) From leg waxes to onesies, shaving heads and face-painting, we got creative when it came to raising £1,000 for Children in Need. 4) We spent a fantastic afternoon fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital during their magical polar express outing for patients and their families. 5) Some of us may not have ran since P.E at school, but we pulled on our trainers and braved the mud to raise £1,000 for Cancer Research UK. 6) Staff rallied together to pack up boxes for the homeless for LoveBrum's 'Bags for Brummies' initiative.
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