THE PIECES, OF ASTOUNDING VALUE, WILL BE AUCTIONED IN LONDON AND THE FUNDS RAISED WILL BE DONATED TO SEVEN CHARITIES CHOSEN BY THE ROYAL COUPLE.

Two of the worlds leading lights in the micro artists scene, Engraver Graham Short and Sculptor Willard Wigan MBE, have been commissioned through the world famous, Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery (the Home of Art) To create a series of one off pieces, to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Megan Markle.  Artist Graham Short has commissioned a portrait of Harry & Meghan, etched with their wedding date and names, onto the head of a pin! Sculptor Willard Wigan MBE has commissioned a sculpture of the couple, nestled within the eye of a needle. Both are utterly one of a kind in their unique and unfathomable scale and skill.

The THH Gallery of Kelso (https://www.thhgallery.com/) famed for its public generosity, had us all checking our five pound notes last year. After having Jane Austen’s portrait and words engraved on to five special five pound notes, which were then spent across various small businesses within the uk and when found, the notes, with staggering worth (£50,000+), were kept as artwork, with the exception of one, that was sold generously, to raise money for the charity, Children In Need.

The gallery has worked again with Graham on this very special auction and together they have teamed up with Royal favourite, Willard Wigan MBE, to make two pieces of astounding artwork.

Both pieces of art will be sold at auction in London, at the close of summer, for upward of £100,000. The money will be donated to the seven charities, nominated by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle in their official wedding gift statement (https://www.royal.uk/wedding-charity-donations).

Graham, (http://www.grahamshortart.com/) the worlds smallest engraver,  has found fame creating pieces such as, engraving The Lords Prayer onto the head of a pin. Marking the words “Nothing is impossible” onto the edge of a razor blade and also selling a portrait of the queen, engraved onto a speck of gold, nestled into the eye of a needle for an astonishing figure. His works command attention across the globe. The new commission, is nothing short of an unfathomable talent. Graham lowers his heart rate to around 30 beats per minute to work on his pieces, even using a stethoscope to only mark the metal in between his own heart beats.

The accompanying auction piece, made by world leading sculptor, Willard Wigan (https://www.willardwiganmbe.com). Famed for his 2007 MBE for services to art and his 2012 appointment to commission a replica of  the Coronation Crown of Queen Elizabeth II, which now sits at Buckingham Palace, has commissioned a sculpture of Prince Harry & Ms. Markle, within the eye of a needle. Simply mind blowing in its intricacy. The interest in these works is worldwide. His life works collection recently sold for millions.

The two secret pieces created will be auctioned off in London, to raise much needed funds for the charities the Royal couple have nominated, later in the year. A full list of the beneficiaries can be found at:  https://www.royal.uk/wedding-charity-donations.  All Proceeds from the sales on the auction night will be equally distributed between the charities. Who are also invited to attend the evening.

Artist and Gallery owner Tony Huggins-Haig said “Art can lift spirits moods, perception and even areas. We have and always will strive to create amazing art both for our gallery and beyond our walls”. 

The event is expected to grow and grow as other artists rally to the cause, thus increasing the auction catalogue.  Helping the Royal couples original request, to raise both the profiles of the organisations chosen and to bring in much needed funds for all seven charities.

For more information on the collection and the event/tickets and all enquiries, or to donate your artwork to the auction catalogue please contact their press agent: Sian Butcher of Outsourced PR on 01890883287 or email: sian@outsourcedpr.co.uk.