Janet French : Deckchair art on show at Hospice

Artworks artist Janet French was recently invited to the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich for a special viewing of the deckchair design she created for the Suffolk Coastal Deckchairs project.

Suffolk Coastal Deckchairs was a fundraising project in 2010 featuring over 40 deckchairs designed by invited celebrities and local artists to raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice. The charity deckchair auction raised £35,000 for the Hospice.

Artist Janet French with Jane Petit, Chief Executive of St Elizabeth Hospice

When Janet French submitted her deckchair canvas design for the fundraising Suffolk Coastal Deckchairs Project in 2010, a campaign was launched at St Elizabeth Hospice to get enough donations to keep the deckchair at the Hospice for patients, visitors, staff and volunteers to enjoy.

Chief Executive of the Hospice Jane Petit hosted Janet French for the special viewing and gave her a tour of the Hospice, including the deckchair in situ, before sitting down to join the Larch Group celebration.

Janet French’s deckchair canvas

Janet French’s deckchair canvas mirrors an aerial view of the Hospice garden and it is currently on show in the Day Unit at St Elizabeth Hospice.

Janet French is a printmaker whose work explores the fragile symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment.


About St Elizabeth Hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice provides palliative care by improving life for people living with a progressive illness.

Their work is centred around an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, wherever it is required, whether at home, in the community or at the Hospice.

They help people deal with problems such as pain, anxiety and fatigue, as well as offer practical advice and family support.

The Hospice is an independent charity which provides its services free of charge. The Hospice currently has fifteen charity shops throughout Suffolk and a distribution centre in Ipswich. The funds raised through the shops enable St Elizabeth Hospice to continue to provide services free of charge to the local community.