Art you want to eat! Exhibition to raise funds for Charlie Waller

October 08 2020

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A new online exhibition will open on Saturday, 10 October, raising money for Charlie Waller. ‘Art you want to Eat’ is a brand new series of paintings by artist Alice Straker.

Alice, who is based in Herefordshire, explains how it was her “own battle with anxiety, and a breakdown in 2017” which led her to start painting full time. This  proved to be “a ray of light”, which carried her through the darkness, developing into a passion that has become her career.

Alice is keen to bring to light the difficulties the pandemic has had on our mental states – the fear, the worry, the isolation and changes we’ve all had to make to our everyday lives – but also the hope and pleasure that art can bring.

Alice Straker Artist
Pineapples painting

In this exhibition, presented by Kate Preston Art, Alice explores the food she dreamed of during lockdown, including one of her all-time favourite puddings, lemon meringue pie, along with a seriously wobbly jelly and a steaming pot of mussels. Alice uses a vibrant colour palette and thick, brave brushstrokes which result in deliciously textured paintings. This really is ‘Art you want to Eat’.

Prepare yourselves for a brave yet uplifting riot of colour which we hope these paintings will bring to your weekend…and hopefully your walls!

Kate Preston Art said:

We are delighted to be sharing a percentage of any sales with The Charlie Waller Trust – they are such a dedicated team and with your help, we can do our bit to help them. This is a subject which affects us all.

The exhibition will be running from Saturday 10 October to Sunday 18 October online at

Paintings will also be available to purchase via Kate Preston Art.

View Alice Straker's paintings for sale

Lemon Meringue Pie painting Alice Straker Artist painting a fish
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