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“Wellington Cricket Club, Shropshire” – Limited edition print by Jack Russell MBE

£265.00

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The Print

Painted in July and August of 2021, Jack Russell captures the scene at Orleton Park as a match heads towards its conclusion in the fading summer light. The club’s Orleton Park home is shadowed by the imposing and distinct shape of the Wrekin.

The artwork was commissioned privately, but a limited edition of prints have been created to raise funds for the benefit of Wellington Cricket Club. The edition run is set at 75 prints – a nod to the club’s 75th anniversary in 2022.

Each print is of the highest seven colour quality, printed on museum card, and measures 30 inches by 15 inches. Every one will be titled, numbered and signed by the artist’s hand.

The prints have a pricetag of £250. Express UK courier delivery is £15 and included in the price paid on this page. The item is too thick to roll so will be shipped backed by card and wrapped in celophane.

Overseas shipping is available and if you wish to arrange this you should contact David Ross on secretary@wellingtoncc.co.uk

Orders will be processed in batches with the first run in early December, making this a perfect Christmas present for WCC members, those with an interest in cricket, or individuals who live in Wellington. Please order by 30 November 2021 to receive yours in the first batch.

The Artist

Words from the Jack Russell Gallery

International cricketer Jack Russell MBE has been a professional artist for over 30 years. Self-taught, he decided to become a painter as a result of frustration at being stuck inside cricket pavilions when “rain stopped play.”

Jack paints a wide range of subjects. From landscapes, wildlife, military, portraits and sport. His paintings hang in public and private collections worldwide, from the Tower of London to The Bradman Museum in Bowral Australia. Sittings for his portrait paintings have included HRH Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Duke of Kent, ten Field Marshals of the British Army, Sir Norman Wisdom, Eric Sykes, and Eric Clapton.  Sporting icons include Sir Bobby Charlton, Dickie Bird and Phil Taylor.

Jack’s cricketing pictures are legendary. He spent over 20 years in the thick of cricketing action for both Gloucestershire and England. Whether it’s a Test match or County match who could be more qualified to paint a cricketing scene? He knows the atmosphere and the technical detail of a cricket match inside out. After all, many of the cricket scenes he paints, he’s in them!