Valerie took the photo from the Westbeth roof on April 13, 2020 at 7:02pm. It was featured in TimeOut‘s “10 Great Photos of that rainbow over NYC”
After seeing my rainbow photo a few weeks ago an artist in the UK named Paul Stafford, a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, contacted me to ask if I would donate my photo to an art auction, Artists for the NHS, to help support UK healthcare workers. Of course I said yes!
Organized by Paul through a London art gallery called Gallery Different, the auction is open now until May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Art created by over 50 artists during the month of April 2020 is included. Paul writes, “Funds raised will be channelled directly through mealsforthenhs.com and will go straight to the frontline to feed our wonderful NHS heroes, so do please bid generously!”
I am honored to help & hope you will too! So I added my signature to the photo and sent as a high res jpg which can be printed at any size by the bidder. There are lots of beautiful pieces of artwork in the auction – check them out & if you feel so moved, place your bids at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/artistsforthenhs
Powerhouse recording artist VALERIE GHENT wows audiences with her emotive, evocative voice, piano chops to match, and “soul-stirring, uplifting songs full of vitality and joy.” A native New Yorker with a bluesy, funky piano style and a stunning 3 1/2 octave range, it’s no surprise she has toured with music legends Ashford & Simpson and Debbie Harry (Blondie) and performed/worked with artists as diverse as Dr. Maya Angelou, Nina Simone, Sir Cliff Richard, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop & Billy Preston. Working closely with R&B royalty Ashford & Simpson for over two decades, Valerie has released 5 solo aAlbums and had a smash #1 hit song with Love Enough for a Lifetime. Soultracks awarded her album Velours one of the Top 50 Albums of 2016. An outstanding live performer, Valerie regularly tours and records in France where her 2018 single, Feelin Alright, hit #1 on Jazz Radio France. valerieghent.com