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    Weʼve raised £0 to help us rebuild our Affordable Original Art business and complete our van home/studio build, enabling us to continue creating the art.

    Closed on Monday, 4th February 2019

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    The Demise of Decency

    We are keen to rebuild our Affordable Original Art business, that we began in Ludlow, Shropshire, back in November 2015. An unscrupulous developer put pay to our start-up business (a charming little art shop and working art studio), turning our medieval lane into a building site for over a year. As a result, customers avoided the lane and we lost sales. Neither the developer or builder would pay us compensation and so we lost our business, home and our investment, and were unable to afford to take them to court.

    Starting Over in The Van

    We began to live full-time in our Sprinter van, which we had begun converting into a camper earlier in the year. We always had a plan to take the art further afield a few years down the line, once our lease had ended; but the disruptive build created an unforeseen urgency. We sold the remainder of our things in order to fund the van conversion; but, it was all a bit of a rush and a huge upheaval. We’d only managed about half of the build.

    The Way it is Now

    Reigniting the art business from our van home has proved much harder than we'd anticipated. We’ve become stuck, and find we are in need of help. We know that with this vital help we'd be able to begin again.

    What it All Means

    It means everything to us. It means we could complete the van build, making it habitable and warm for winter. This would mean we could continue creating the art and the writing from our tin home. We'd be able to begin to sell Andy's art from market locations around the country. Basically, your money would get us up and running again and back on track, as we were in Pepper Lane.

    We have hope. We have tenacity. We have the skills. We just need a little help.

    Thank you.

    What Can We Do For You?

    We‘d like to acknowledge our supporters and patrons by including your names on our website and in the ebooks and hard-copy books, which I’ll be publishing.

    I will happily offer my services as a proofreader to read through any budding authors’ projects or text materials, fully complimentary.

    With your permission, we can personally email you updates (with photos), showing you exactly where we are with the van build and the art mission, direct to your inbox.

    If you can think of anything else we might be able to help you with, simply email us your thoughts:

    We are keen to repay your kindness.

    Thank you once again.

    Sandra and Andy





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        Sandra  Shields

        Sandra Shields


        Andy has been working as an artist in Shropshire for the past three years and I am a writer working alongside, with recent assignments for Telegraph Travel. We are now living and working full-time from our van, but with very low income.

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