Cunard is introducing an artist-in-residence program in collaboration with Clarendon Fine Art. It will launch in September 2019.
Sherree Valentine-Daines has been appointed as Cunard’s inaugural artist-in-residence. The internationally acclaimed British artist is recognized as the “Face of Modern British Impressionism.” She was commissioned by the organizers of The Queen’s 90th birthday celebration to create a work of art as a gift for Her Majesty.
As artist-in-residence, Valentine-Daines will host live painting demonstrations, hold a book signing event and showcase an original painting. The artists will host several exclusive dinners, cocktail functions and “an audience with” session—teaching the tips and tricks of how to stroke a brush.
Helen Swaby, CEO, Clarendon Fine Art, says Sherree is a key figure in the art world.
“As one of the foremost Impressionist artists of her generation, Sherree’s artwork has long delighted her collectors in the UK and all over the world. This represents a unique opportunity for guests on board Cunard to meet Sherree, experience one of her rare live painting demonstrations and gain real life insight into her life and work,” Swaby said in a written release.
The program will be offered on board all three Queens, launching on Queen Victoria during her September 3-6, 2019, voyage (V921). It will later be offered aboard Queen Elizabeth (Q926) from October 1-4. Sherree Valentine-Daines will be on board Queen Mary 2 (M017) from June 7-14, 2020.
In other Cunard news, the company is hosting famed explorers on Queen Elizabeth for a full season in Alaska in 2020. One of them, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, was named the ‘World’s Greatest Living Explorer’ by the Guinness Book of Records.
For more information, visit www.cunard.com.