Acclaimed British artist and painter Jeremy Houghton (https://www.jeremyhoughton.co.uk/) has kindly agreed to be our official Artist in Residence as we head into commemorating 100 years at Gilwell Park in 2019.
Jeremy’s previous highlights and residencies include Windsor Castle, RAF100, The Olympics, Wimbledon and Highgrove where he has produced stunning pieces of work.
Jeremy will be sketching Scouts who have unique and inspiring stories of leadership, capturing the diversity and breadth of the big Scout family through a range of social backgrounds, ethnicity, age, faith, disability and gender. The sketches and their accompanying stories will form part of a hard back book which will be sold in aid of the Gilwell Park museum appeal and the much needed redevelopment of Camp Square.
This initiative shines a light on the many hidden and diverse heroes of Scouting who have used the values they've learnt to be leaders in their communities. Funds raised from the sale of the book and sketches will go towards the redevelopment of Gilwell Park, an international centre for leadership and the spiritual home of Scouting.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'Inspiring generations.'
"'I am delighted to be working with the Scouts on this exciting project as part of their Centenary celebrations. Capturing Scouts and their stories around the Skills for Life that Scouting gave them fills me with excitement and will give me the greatest pleasure.'"