“27 Roses” – Amy Winehouse Foundation Art Print Captures the Spirit and Talent of the Late, Great, British Singer/Songwriter

Amy Winehouse is immortalized in this stunning artwork by Jurik Designs. All profits from the sale of the art prints will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

Quote startBlack is a theme in the artwork because Amy used the term black in her music – inferring a state of being. Each of the 27 roses symbolize a year of Amy’s life.Quote end

Jurik Designs http://www.jurikdesigns.com is pleased to announce the release of their newest art print depicting the late Amy Winehouse. Art prints of “27 Roses” are now available to the public as a fundraiser for the Amy Winehouse Foundation.

A framed giclee art print of “27 Roses” will be a prize at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball at the Dorchester Hotel in London on November 20, 2012.

“The Amy Winehouse Foundationhttp://www.amywinehousefoundation.org/ has been set up in Amy’s memory to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. The Foundation also works to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. Under which they focus on the three core areas of: Inform and educate young people about the effects of drugs and alcohol misuse; Provide support for those most vulnerable, those at high risk of misuse or disadvantaged through circumstance; Support and develop music provision for young people.” Of the “27 Roses” art prints the Foundation said “We would like to thank Jurik Designs for supporting the Amy Winehouse Foundation and hope the beautiful print is a huge success.”

The original artworkhttp://www.peterjurik.com/gallery/index_amy.php is a pencil drawing that captures Amy in an elegant pose with her eyes fixed upon the viewer. Black is a central theme in the artwork because Amy used the term black in her music, and in particular, inferring a state of being. Included in the image are sections of several iconic musical scores including “Rehab”, “Back To Black”, “Tears Dry On Their Own” and “Love Is A Losing Game.” A signature style of Amy’s was to wear a rose in her hair, so roses intertwine between Amy and her music across the background. Each of the 27 roses symbolize a year of Amy’s life. A moving video of the artwork highlights the symbolism between the image and the lyrics.

After hearing the sad and tragic news of Amy’s sudden and unexpected passing, Jurik Designs wanted to create an image in honor of Amy. “It’s very sad and heart breaking to hear of losses such as Amy’s,” said Jurik Designs. “Our hope is that the artwork will celebrate her life and remind us of how uncertain and fragile life can be.

Sadly, Amy is missed by millions of people all over the world for her musical talent and contributions; but she is also missed as a daughter, sister, family member and friend.”

For those who would like to enter to win an art print of “27 Roses” like Jurik Designs on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/jurikdesign or follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/jurikdesign The full sized giclee print to be won by entering either of these sites, is not available to the public. Fundraising lithographic art prints will be available for a limited time.

For more information and to purchase prints go to http://www.peterjurik.com/store/index_amy.php

Other recent works of Jurik Designs include “Obama 2012” and “Japan Tribute 2011.”

Amy Winehouse – The Amy Winehouse Foundation Gears Up For Fundraising Ball, Featuring Jamie Cullum

The Amy Winehouse Foundation Gears Up For Fundraising Ball, Featuring Jamie Cullum

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is preparing for its first major fundraising event. Sky News report that the organisation is gearing up for the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball at the Dorchester Hotel.

Calling upon his daughter’s many contacts in the recording industry, Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse is helping to promote the event, which will feature performances from Jamie Cullum, Matt Goss and Amy’s friend (and former contestant on the Voice), Tyler James.

The money raised will be used to help disadvantaged young people; something that Mitch explained was very important to Amy. He recalls how he once asked Amy who a girl was, in her flat and Amy replied that the girl was homeless and that she was helping her out. She stayed with Amy for around six months.

One of the charities that has already benefited from donations from the Amy Winehouse Foundation, is the Pilion Trust Crashpad in London. Last Christmas, they housed over 106 young people with nowhere to go. As well as providing a bed for homeless young people in the winter months, they also provide support and advice. Amy was known to have suffered with drug and alcohol addiction for many years and the foundation aims to help other young people experiencing similar problems.

Amy Winehouse performs ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’