Move over Jackson Pollock: Ed Sheeran donates splash-style painting to Suffolk charity raffle

  • Hear what Ed had to say in this video message

Ed Sheeran has donated one of his paintings to a raffle to raise funds for a cancer charity in his home county of Suffolk.

The 29-year-old pop star hopes that his colourful abstract artwork, called Splash Planet, will help the Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS).The singer who lives in Framlingham said in a video message:

Sheeran previously donated another painting, Dab 2, to a charity auction, where it sold for £40,000.

He painted Splash Planet, the artwork he has donated to the raffle, at the same time as he created Dab 2.

In a previous interview, describing how he painted them, Sheeran said: "I painted a canvas a day for 30 days. It was really fun. It's kind of Jackson Pollocky. I bought house paint and just layered it up by flicking it. I just do my art and I love doing it. It's something that makes me happy, that no-one else needs to judge.

"There's no part of the creative process that people judge, if you're just doing it for yourself."

Splash Planet by Ed Sheeran Credit: CCiS

He worked on the paintings after his long-running Divide world tour, which ended with a series of homecoming gigs in Ipswich in 2019.

Karen Hare, chief executive of CCiS, said:

People can enter the raffle from 10am on Friday February 12 until 10am on Friday March 12, when the winner will be selected at random.

Tickets cost £20 each and proceeds raised will help fund the charity's counselling, complementary therapies and beauty and wellbeing projects.

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