About the Samarivans campaign
Welcome to the Samarivans online gallery. I came up with the idea for Samarivans to raise money for North Herts & Stevenage Samaritans, a charity close to my heart. I've been painting camper van stencils for a long time, and I've now asked artist friends and collaborators to put their own spin on my camper van design, creating their very own, unique Samarivan. I am so proud to be able to share these incredible works on my website, and so grateful to everyone who has been motivated to take part.
All of the Samarivans below will be on display at our exhibition at Arkley Fine Art from the 22nd September 2023 for a week. The artwork will also be available on eBay (watch this space!) so that you can place your bid. All proceeds from the eBay auction will go to North Herts & Stevenage Samaritans.
By making a bid for your favourite you will have the opportunity to own a special piece of artwork for your home or office wall, while doing enormous good for a great charity. Rest assured: North Herts & Stevenage Samaritans is run almost entirely by volunteers, with all funds used efficiently and responsibly.
Why we are doing this
Samaritans volunteers provide emotional support to people in distress 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. North Herts & Stevenage Samaritans handled 22,103 calls last year, and also carried out vital work to raise awareness of the service within the community. Although the branch is part of the national Samaritans organisation, it is responsible for its own fundraising in order to stay operational.
To donate directly towards the cause without bidding for an artwork, you can do so here:
We are so grateful to the amazing artists who have taken part in the Samarivans project. We hope you will enjoy browsing the collection. Remember to choose your favourites for the online auction (starting 22nd September 2023).
Heartfelt thanks to Samarivans sponsors: