Last Sunday I attended Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery for the annual Black Fairy Lunch.
For those of you who don't know, Jeanie Rae who set up The Black Fairy Lunch is an incredible woman who has battled cancer for many years. Jeanie, alongside Ryan James (owner of The Two Fat Ladies Restaurant group) decided to hold an annual lunch at The Buttery 7 years ago and named it The Black Fairy Lunch.
Jeanie's husband approached me many years ago and asked me to paint a black fairy. When Jeanie was in hospital battling cancer, she felt so helpless and utterly despairing. She asked herself "Where on earth am I going to get the strength to get through this?" That was when the fairy landed on her chest. A small, dark-skinned, comforting fairy.
We made 12 hand-signed prints of the fairy and sold them for £1000 each. Since then, Jeanie's son Neil has sold smaller prints through his gallery, Arteries in Glasgow (just off Sauchiehall Street). To this day, Jeanie and Ryan continue to do incredible work to raise money for cancer research.
I have just found out that we managed to raise over £9500 last Sunday. If you would like to donate to The Beatson Cancer Charity, you can do so by clicking on the link below.
Jeanie Rae, front, pictured with one of the supporters of The Black Fairy Lunch, Jeweller Roddy Sheridan, Debbie Money, of Chas, and Ryan James