Wednesday 21st March 2018
Sarah Cuming, Danny's wife, a long-term supporter of Teenage Cancer Trust, said:
It is with deepest sadness that we announce that Danny passed away on 12th March this year after fighting pancreatic cancer since 2016. His passion for the invaluable work the charity does lives on in this exhibition and it will be a fine tribute to a beautiful man and an exceptional artist. His art will help Teenage Cancer Trust continue to provide vital nursing care, so that young people do not have to face cancer alone. That is an incredible legacy to leave. I’m extremely proud of ‘Houses of the Holy’. The fact that it is on display at the Royal Albert Hall during the charity’s legendary annual fundraising gigs is even more fitting, given the musical theme of this collection.
Jane Ashton, Head of Music & Entertainment at Teenage Cancer Trust said
We are so grateful to Danny for sharing his incredible artwork to enable us to raise a great amount of money. His exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall was wonderfully received by everyone who saw it and we felt privileged to be involved. He has left a wonderful legacy behind and we just wish he could have been there to see it. We are enormously grateful to Sarah and his family and friends who made this exhibition happen at such a difficult time. Huge thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition and to all those who bought a painting or print, £9,000 is such a fantastic amount and will make a wonderful contribution to making sure no young person in the UK will have to face cancer alone.
Original paintings are also available to buy from BlackShed Gallery – please contact Kenton Lowe at the BlackShed Gallery on 01580881247 or visit www.theblackshedgallery.org.uk