Artist offers virtual tour of his gallery for just 99p in bid to raise cash for NHS

PUBLISHED: 15:56 30 April 2020 | UPDATED: 16:05 30 April 2020

Ted Coney is selling a virtual video tour of his original paintings for just 99p in a bid to raise money for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Submitted

Ted Coney is selling a virtual video tour of his original paintings for just 99p in a bid to raise money for the NHS amid the coronavirus pandemic. Picture: Submitted

Ted Coney

An Ely artist is selling a virtual video tour of some of his original paintings for less than £1 in a bid to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ted Coney is offering a nine-minute in-depth video, showing off his family portraits on the theme of ‘Simultaneity’, for just 99p on his website.

He was scheduled to open a pop-up gallery on Waterside in the city for the twelfth season, but plans were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mr Coney said: “I was expecting to take my 1931 Morris Minor to the V.E. celebrations on Jubilee Gardens next week, until it was cancelled because of the pandemic.

You may also want to watch:

“I was also hoping to open my pop-up gallery, Ted Coneys Family Portraits, on Waterside but this has also been postponed for the same reason.

“The Morris is part of the tour as it appears in some of my paintings.

“At the cost of just 99p, with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together, you get to experience four of my paintings, in a nine-minute film.”

One of the paintings in the virtual tour - ‘Dear Reginald Owen’ shows Ted ‘flying’ back in time in his Morris to 1930s Hollywood, searching for a long-lost ancestor.

For more information, or to buy the virtual tour, visit: www.tedconeysfamilyportraits.co.uk/virtualpay


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard