Peter Horrocks, one of the artists who submitted his work last year.

Postcards from Life – your chance to create a miniature masterpiece

Help us make our annual art event the best yet

Calling all artists – this is a chance to demonstrate your creativity, and help support St Michael’s Hospice.

Postcards from Life gives art lovers the opportunity to own a miniature masterpiece produced by a talented pool of professional artists and talented amateurs.

Each artist is asked to come up with an original 6” x 4” postcard-sized artwork of whatever subject they wish.

The work is then exhibited in the grand surroundings of The Great Hall at Hereford’s Bishop’s Palace, before being auctioned online with funds going to St Michael’s.

‘We would love to hear from artists, whether professional or amateur, interested in submitting work for this year’s Postcards from Life,’ said Paddy Nugent, the Hospice’s Community Fundraising Manager.

‘You have a blank canvas to create whatever you wish. Your work will go on display in The Great Hall in November, and online where people can bid.’

To date, Postcards from Life has raised over £22,000 for the Hospice.

Last year’s event featured almost 400 pieces of art, created by more than 150 Hospice supporters.

A total of 2,249 bids were cast with online interest from as far away as Australia, the United States and Spain.

The top lot was Jackie Morris’s One Cheetah, One Cherry entry which sold for £700.

To register your interest and request the artist’s brief for this year, call Paddy on 01432 851 000 or email

The Bishop’s Palace exhibition will run from 10th-12th November.