From: "aartdimen" <artdimen@...
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 15:53:29 +0800
Cc: "Julie Fearns-Pheasant" <fez@...
Subject: Dear Artist.doc
As you may know our dear friend, well known artist, Drewfus Gates has been
badly burnt and is in Royal Perth Intensive Care Unit, he has 3rd Degree
burns to 35% of his body, lost 4 fingers of his left hand and his right hand
has been badly hurt, among other complications.
We all are thinking of him , hoping he will pull through , our thoughts are
also with Chelinay, his loving wife, and their four young children, (10, 3,
4 years old and the youngest only nine month old) .
Drewfus, a Physicist, is a self taught multi award winner artist, who has
worked tirelessly for his art and at the same time holding teaching
positions with the Education Department (UWA, Curtin University, Edith Cowen
University, TAFE). With his wife Chelinay he has been very involved in
Community projects. Since 1982 Drewfus and Chelinay have accumulated more
than 200 art awards.
Drewfus is greatly admired for his master use of Pastels, Oils, Watercolours
and Gouache, for his excellence in Portraiture and in general for being a
honourable respected member of the community.
Drewfus works are a celebration of vision, painted with acute awareness of
the symbolic and spiritual contexts of light and colour.
Drewfuss friends have decided to stage an Auction with a All works will be
sold to assist Drewfus with his treatment, we will be most grateful if you
could donate an Art work for this Auction, the venue will be decided in
accordance to the number of art works received . A receipt will be issued to
We are contacting Art lovers and Patrons and we will be advertising the
Auction in the media.
We have already received offers of art works by Dhange Yammanee, Gareth
Gorman, Murray Gill, Sally Douglas, Wim Boissevain, Leon Pericles, Ian
DSouza, Glen Hughes, Greg Baker, Heather Jones, The Maverick Group, Len
Zuks, George Kustorkov, Douglas Kirsop,Tony Windberg, Jules Sher, Jan Hart,
John Manson ,Brian Simmonds, and many, many, more artists.
Thanking you for your generosity, we enclose our phone numbers and Emails to
arrange delivery of Art works or monetary assistance.
North of the river:
Dhange & Aura Yammanee :
Phone 92754580, Mobile 041 1025 004 or 041 3017 870 Email
14 Compton Way , Morley WA 6062
Gareth Gorman & Christina Wheeler
Phone 93392890, Email garethw@...
D'hange & Aura Yammanee , Gareth Gorman & Christina Wheeler