rugby-themed donkey goes on show!
Burnham-On-Sea artist has put the finishing touches to one of
her most unusual commissions yet - a painted donkey.
Champion has created this rugby-themed donkey, which is among
40 on display across Weston-super-Mare to celebrate 200 years
of tourism in the town.
glass fibre animals, which have all been sponsored by local businesses,
are three quarters the size of a real animal and are now living
on concrete plinths around Weston until November when they will
be auctioned for Children in Need.
who created the animal at her studio in Stoddens Lane, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I have painted some strange items before, including some
props for pantos, but nothing quite like this."
been difficult to paint around the legs and tail. 3D painting
is not as easy as you might think!"
rugby-themed donkey has been nick-named Jonny after the England
player Jonny Wilkinson.
is a possibility that the whole England team could be asked to
sign it before November's auction to help boost the amount raised
town's Grand Pier events co-ordinator, Fiona Hooper, added: "It's
a celebration of tourism in the town and the reopening of the