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November 2016

Exhibiting at Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles

Posted in Everyone has a right to blossom, Inspiring Exhibitions
on November 23, 2016
I am delighted to tell you that my painting Anne Had No Time To Blossom…Everyone Has The Right To Blossom” has moved from The Anne Frank House Amsterdam to The Anne Frank Exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance Los Angeles.
Anne could see a chestnut tree through the only window that wasn’t blacked out in the attic. In an entry dated Feb. 23, 1944, she wrote,
Nearly every morning I go to the attic to blow the stuffy air out of my lungs,
from my favorite spot on the floor I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree,
on whose branches little raindrops shine, appearing like silver,and at the seagulls and
other birds as they glide on the wind. As long as this exists, I thought, and I may live to see it,
this sunshine, the cloudless skies, while this lasts I cannot be unhappy.”
 Anne Frank died aged 15 after hiding from her persecutors for 2 years, enclosed in a secret attic, where this beautiful chestnut tree was her only link with nature. In her all too short life, she realised how hatred of others because of racial differences was the root of so much needless destruction. Alas, Anne was never given time to blossom because she was Jewish, and still today in the world we are confronted by so many children not given time to blossom because of intolerance and violent hatred.
“… And the sun was shining as it’s never shone before in 1944. Our chestnut tree is in full bloom.
It’s covered with leaves and is even more beautiful than last year.”
Anne Frank , Diary of a Young Girl.

Eva Schloss and I presented this painting to the Anne Frank House Amsterdam on 3rd May 2010 fifty years to the day after Otto Frank opened the house to the public on 3rd May 1960. On August 23rd 2010 the chestnut tree in the painting fell down, and is now no longer, however the painting now exists for all to view

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Exhibition at Gallery Different – October 2016

Posted in All Our Hearts Beat as One, Inspiring Exhibitions
on November 23, 2016



Established artist Cindy Lass, whose art has been commissioned in the past by celebrities, politicians, sportsmen and entrepreneurs and whose commissioned painting of the Queen’s corgis hangs in Her Majesty’s private quarters at Buckingham Palace, has connected with fellow famous artists asking them to submit stunning artwork reflecting their interpretation of what a heart means to them.

Kate Winslett, Zandra Rhodes, Bill Wyman, Meg Mathews, Mel Sykes, Gail Porter, Trudi Styler, Bill Oddie, Millie Macintosh & Hugo Taylor, Jo Wood, Mary MacCarntney, Melissa Odabash, Philip Tracey, Sinitta, Stepehn Jones,  and many more– joined a host of other celebrities and artists in supporting Cindy Lass’s unique new annual art exhibition, by putting their hearts-on-canvas, and came out to the Gallery Different, London to support the cause.  The charity – The Heart Cell Foundation were delighted to collaborate and all proceeds from the online Celebrity Heart Art goes towards groundbreaking therapy specialising in the physical regeneration of the heart utilising a patient’s own stem cells to treat a range of heart diseases.


In a show stopping exhibition at Gallery Different  in the heart of Fitzrovia, London on the 13th, 14th and 15th October 2016, fifty heart based canvases created by well-known actors, designers and musicians alongside major artworks by renowned artists were displayed, all to be sold to raise funds for the ground breaking cardiac stem cell charity, the Heart Cells Foundation.  an online auction of the celebrity canvases went online at .

A host of guests attended to experience the energy and joy of the art. An online auction of the celebrity canvases went live online and attracted considerable interest.

Cindy commented “I realize life is very precious, that the vibration of our heartbeat with the sound of a beating drum within us, connects us to mother earth. We are all from the same source. Thank you to the universe for giving me a gift to be able to connect to all that is. I was blown away by the A list celebrities who contributed such amazing art to ALL OUR HEARTS BEAT AS ONE, in such a generous, spirited and understanding way –we all need to change the way we live our lives so separately

Cindy Lass’ All Our Hearts Beat As One launch event was a truly phenomenal success! Over 55 celebrities including…

What began as a simple idea – to get a group of people together, evolved into a unique event hosted by Cindy Lass & Nikki Newman. The exhibition seeks to act as a reminder of the Quantum physics concept, that something doesn’t exist unless we observer it – and what Cindy Lass curated stimulated the conscious observer in all of us. Through the act of observing and recognising ourselves as one pumping heart feeding a single body of humanity – All Our Hearts Beat As One

I wanted to find a way to raise our awareness and vibration by taking us back into our hearts through colour and joy – and allow people to connect in this way. In this electronical world we live in – its true; we ARE all connected however we think too much in our heads – devices in fact disconnect us. Our heart is where our passion is, and our feelings – we need to go back there, we need this energy in our hearts to beat with those around us and this has driven me to create All Our Hearts Beat As One…”

This is just the beginning… open your hearts and trust…

In loving memory of my dear friend Henry Cumming, taken too soon 21.12.16.


It all begins by placing your hand on your heart…
It’s simple, try it please…
Do you feel your heart beating?
Take a moment, feel… your heart beating…  
Watch this space for more news on AOHBAO 2018 Exhibition an event not to be missed