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raised of £500 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £200 to Commission and install an enamel memorial plaque to Phyllis McDowell. Sited along the Old High Street, Folkestone where she often painted.

    Folkestone, United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 2nd June 2017

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    Phyllis McDowell meant so much to so many people in Folkestone, particularly amongst the creative community.
    In memory of her contribution to the town we would like to commission an enamel plaque of one of her paintings and arrange for it to be permanently installed along the Old High Street.
    This is where, as a founder member of the Folkestone Arts Collective, she participated in Open Air Gallery sessions where local artists gathered with easels and musical instruments and created art.
    Any contributions from people who would like to remember Phyllis in this way will be very gratefully received.
    You can watch progress updates via this page or via the FAC website:



    • Kate Thomas-Emans4 years ago
      Kate Thomas-Emans

      Kate Thomas-Emans

      4 years ago

      Thank you so much for all of your generous donations! We are a third of the way there. A little more of the back story to this project: John Sims, a former Chair and friend of FAC came up with the idea of this memorial. John approached me and the FAC to see if we'd like to be involved. However, Phyllis's influence reached far beyond any individual group, which is why this tribute is not from John or me or FAC alone, but everybody who knew her and anybody who would like to walk past a permanently installed artwork of hers and remember her.

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    • Shane Record

      Shane Record

      May 31, 2017

      Thanks for doing this Kate. I was very fond of Phyllis.


    • Tania Broad

      Tania Broad

      Apr 10, 2017

    • Yvonne Sims

      Yvonne Sims

      Apr 4, 2017

      Phyllis was not just talented, she was a very special lady who will be missed by everyone who knew her.


    • Jo Low

      Jo Low

      Apr 4, 2017

      She was an original, one off, who I will always remember x


    • Catherine Robinson

      Catherine Robinson

      Apr 4, 2017

      It will be great to be reminded of Phyllis every time we walk up The Old High Street


    • Gillian Emans

      Gillian Emans

      Apr 3, 2017

      A wonderful tribute to a wonderful, talented lady.


    • Claudia Mende

      Claudia Mende

      Apr 3, 2017

      Thank you for crowd funding Kate! Phyllis was an amazing artist.I have taken a few water colour classes at her house and she used to judge our body painting festival some years back.She will be missed


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