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Trevor Hendy Portrait by Andrew Grech

Andrew is well renowned artist, with a wealth of world-wide experience and success

In a previous blog I wrote about the fantastic portrait of Trevor Hendy by Andrew Grech. Unfortunately, we had technical problems and the most recent blogs, including about Trevor and Andrew, were ‘lost’. Andrew is well renowned artist, with a wealth of world-wide experience and success, who donated his incredible talent to paint Trevor and then donate his work to be auctioned with all proceeds to come to BRAKE.

Trevor himself sat for the painting and met with Andrew a number of time for the painting and also donated his time and of course his name to assist us.

It was interesting talking to Andrew, in how he captures the spirit and essence of the person his is painting so that the painting represents more than a just a ‘likeness’ of the person. I believe that he has succeeded in this painting of Trevor – the inner strength and honesty of Trevor just shines through I believe.

It was wonderful meeting and talking to both Trevor and Andrew, hearing just how much they help our young people in their own individual ways through their specific talents. It is quite humbling, I believe, to hear such talented people, in completely different fields, talk about our future and the need to help our young people – yet both are very humble in how they do this and seek no reward or gratitude.

I should highlight especially Trevor’s support and assistance. Trevor was quite busy working on putting on the Saltwater Festival at the time, which was quite a success, and took time out to sit for the portrait, attend the launch of the auction and provide individual follow-up in various areas relating to the painting.

I really thank him for his wonderful support, not only to BRAKE, but to keeping our young people safe on our roads.

The auction was a great success, which we thank Andrew and Trevor for. The winning bid was actually above the reserve price and these funds are just so fantastic for us. As a not for profit we are always in need of assistance – particularly in our case where funds go directly to the program as we are all volunteers.