After embarking on a Foundation Course at Wimbledon Art School and receiving an MA in Art History from St Andrews University, Lottie moved to Luoyang, Henan Province in China to teach English for a year. Since graduating Lottie has continued to paint and work as an illustrator. She works for a number of arts organisations including the National Portrait Gallery and the Dulwich Picture Gallery; she also continues to work at the London Library which has been the source of inspiration for some of her work.
She has exhibited in a number of group shows including the National Art Open competition, the Affordable Art Fair and at Cricket Fine Art, Chelsea.
Jane and Michael Davies founded the fund 30 years ago in memory of their son Mark.
In the early years of fund raising, Jane started to paint Christmas scenes in her unique style, which were printed and sold as Christmas Cards. This became somewhat of a tradition after this and Jane continued to paint cards for the Christmas Collection for many years, raising thousands of pounds for the charity.
Sadly, she passed away this year and in her memory, we decided to publish 2 of her paintings as cards this year. The Rocking Horse was never used as a Christmas Card but it was used as the first “logo” of the charity after formation. A miniature rocking horse was given to Jane by Mark on the morning before his accident and it seemed a fitting way of remembering them both.
The Shetland Pony was used as a card about 20 years ago and was a very popular card.