Status Quo fan art raising funds for Bolton Hospice
Steve Bradshaw was a big Status Quo fan, going to concerts in the 70s along with his cousin. On 6th April 2014, Steve went to the Status Quo "Frantic Four" reunion concert at Manchester Apollo with his friend John Cullen, who brought along his friend and local artist Pete Marsh. After the concert, Pete produced an oil painting inspired by Status Quo, entitled "Good Time Boys."
In the summer of 2015, Steve was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and spent the first three months of 2016 in the care of Bolton Hospice. Steve was a husband, father to two lovely daughters, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many. After Steve’s passing, John and Pete arranged to have the limited edition print signed by Status Quo founder member Francis Rossi, with the specific idea of auctioning the artwork to raise funds for Bolton Hospice.
The print is currently on display at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne, the UK’s largest independent contemporary art, craft and design gallery. The limited edition piece is printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper using UV light fast inks, and is the same size as the original (oil on canvas) painting. The original is already sold, but prints sell for £115 unframed (this print in its current frame would be offered for sale at £205).
The unique framed print will be available to bid on the Bolton Hospice eBay online shop from 18th-27th June 2021, with 100% of the money raised going to Bolton Hospice, enabling them to provide expert care and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Visit our eBay shop here.