Will & Kate Accept Painting from DS Artist
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|Thu, 09-12-2013 - 3:44pm|
What a boost for the DS community in the UK. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accepted a painting done by a DS artist that was offered to them as a gift for the new prince:
The majority of Fawley's paintings are landscapes, including the colorful 3-foot-by-1-foot painting sent to the royal couple. The acrylic-on-wood painting had always been intended as a gift for the Duke and Duchess.
“It wasn't a painting that was up for sale,’’ Thomas said. “That painting was hanging here in the house. I saw newspapers saying it was meant to be worth 2,000 pounds ($3,165), but it was just a painting that Taz did. I don't think you can put a price on that. The main thing is just what an honor it is.”
Thomas said she hopes the gesture from the royal couple will have far-reaching repercussions.
“In England, there always has been a stigma attached to (Down syndrome), and now that is washed away by the fact that the Duke and Duchess have accepted that painting,’’ she said. “For this to happen, it’s kind of turned that negativity around.”
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