Big Heart Auction ... and Little Else

Endearing Little Else, a girl created by award-winning international artist Mike Payne, has taken social media by storm.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 6:17 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:35 am
Artist Mike Payne with his unique Little Else artwork. Picture: Derek Martin DM16117981a

Now, a unique example of Little Else artwork is up for auction to raise money for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice.

The artwork reads: “Friends are like stars, some just disappear, some twinkle briefly and others shine forever.”

Mike, who lives in Rustington, said: “Little Else is a little girl I created who has taken Facebook by storm. It has gone ballistic since I introduced her at Christmas, when she was seen by 150,000 people.

“I have rasterized the artwork and made all the lines nice and smooth for this piece. It is a synonym more than anything else because unfortunately I think it is true. True friends are always there for you, others come and go in your life.

“It is a unique piece and it is ideal because I think Chestnut Tree House needs support, like Little Else, so I am happy to have donated it. It is a charity very close to my heart and very local.”

Mike’s artwork is one of 200 pieces donated by national, celebrity and local artists for this year’s Big Heart Auction on eBay from July 1 to 10.

Some of the items are on show at The Dome in Worthing tomorrow from 9am to 6pm.

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