“I want Shaun to bring glitter and sparkle to your day as you pass by; to celebrate the joy of being alive with a little bit of fabulous!”
Alison Lapper is a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. In 2005, she was the subject of the famous Marc Quinn sculpture ‘Alison Lapper pregnant’ which was displayed in London’s Trafalgar Square. She graduated in Fine Art from the University of Brighton and in 2003 was awarded an MBE. Sadly, in 2019, Alison’s son Parys died at the age of 19, but despite several difficult years she is determined to celebrate life. Alison would like to credit her assistant Bella Grainger who helped paint Shaun.
About American Express
This sculpture is sponsered by American Express. Shaun by the Sea is organised by and raising money for Martlets.
Martlets provides essential hospice care for people affected by terminal illness in Brighton & Hove and neighbouring areas. We are currently rebuilding our Hospice in Hove to transform access to vital care across our community. The majority of Martlets’ funding comes from donations and fundraising, so your support of the Shaun by the Sea trail will help ensure that we can keep on caring, helping families make the most of the precious time they have together.Find out more
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Shauns for Sale
Shaun by the Sea is raising money to Help Martlets Keep Caring for people facing the toughest of times.
At the end of the trail, our large Shauns will all be auctioned off to raise funds for Martlets Hospice. If you like this sculpture, click the button below to find out more about how you can take it home by bidding at our auction on Monday 27th November.Find out More
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