Marie Curie Auction/Magdalena Rutkowska painting

London based artist Magdalena Rutkowska is fast becoming known not just for her amazing paintings but also for her big heart and generous nature. Instead of using art to simply make social comment, she takes things one step further and uses it to really make a difference.
At the Private View for the 2010 Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition on the 19th July, her work “Woman in red” sold raising quite a good sum of money for the Marie Curie Cancer Care foundation for which Prince Charles is patron. However the sale of this piece is just one of many for which Magdalena has used to raise funds for charity. Earlier this year, she also sold a limited copy of the painting “Embrace” from spirit of romance series at a Bond street auction run by the Cancer Research UK to raise money for breast cancer, as well as another being sold to raise money for the HELP IN TIME organization, which helps children with deadly illness.
Her work has also been used in campaigns for fundraising, creating a special piece to represent the Wishfulling Tree, an image now being used by the Gesar Foundation which helps children in poverty around the world.
Being a strong advocate for the arts, she became the co-founder of the ArtMinerva Organization which aims to help artists and neglected art around the world, their first project, raising money for the restoration of the historical buildings damaged in the earthquakes of L’Aquilla last year.
As an artist and tutor she is well known for a series of prestigious exhibitions. Always having a strong social conscience, trying to make a difference in the art world and give a chance to up and coming artists. This has been reflected in her organizing of the ‘Catch in the Eye Save in the Heart’ exhibitions which were a way of creating a space not only for a variety of artists to exhibit together, but also to encourage the public to open up to their own creativity.
-I am blessed with having amazing friends. There are so many people who just need a little help in order to help others- says Magdalena

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