Stars On Canvas 2018


Stars on Canvas 2018 was sponsored by The Crown Estate. It is a charity art exhibition and auction of original pieces created by well known names from the worlds of art, illustration, sport, music and popular culture. Every canvas is made available buy on eBay during a 10 day auction, each starting from just 99p.

Stars on Canvas has been held every two years since 2008 and has raised more than £360,000 for national charity, Willow, in the ten years since its inception.

The Stars on Canvas collection has featured artists Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin, JJ Adams, well known cartoon characters by their creators, Peter Firmin’s Bagpuss and The Clangers, Axel Scheffler’s Gruffalo, Helen Craig’s Angelina Ballerina and Korky Paul’s Winnie the Witch. Alongside stars on stage & screen, John Hurt, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Rod Stewart,, Sir Tom Jones and many more.

If you are interested in taking part in Stars on Canvas 2020, please email


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The Artists: 2018

The success of Stars on Canvas is entirely due to our contributing artists. We are extremely grateful to all those who continue to support the project and those of you offering your support for the first time.

The last collection is available to view below.


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About Stars On Canvas

Stars on Canvas is a colourful and imaginative art project created by hundreds of well-known names from the worlds of art, illustration, sport, music and entertainment. Collectively, the canvases can be seen as an exploration of modern culture – how we come to revere a diverse range of stars for their particular talents, skills and personalities, and sometimes simply for their fame.

All canvases are sold online in aid of national charity, Willow. The online auction is accompanied by a public exhibition.

Stars on Canvas was the brainchild of Brighton-based artist, Julie-Anne Gilburt. Julie-Anne contributes artworks to the project as well as assisting in colour enhancing some of the celebrity canvases.

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willowlogoWillow is the only UK charity working with seriously ill 16-40 year olds to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.
At a time of uncertainty, a Special Day provides the inspiration to make every moment count. For some it is the opportunity to return some normality to their lives.  For others, it is the last chance to fulfil a dream.
But Willow’s Special Days are so much more than just one day.
Special Days provides an uplifting and positive experience to be shared family and friends. From the moment of application and the anticipation of the day to come, to the excitement of the day itself, a Special Day creates memories that are treasured forever.
To date, Willow has fulfilled more than 15,500 Special Days for young adults living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease.
Founded in 1999 by former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs, Willow is totally reliant on the generosity of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to fund its work.
The Willow Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales no: 1106746.


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About Julie-Anne Gilburt

jag-friends_191[1]Contemporary artist Julieanne Gilburt masterminded Stars on Canvas and has collaborated with the Willow Foundation since 2008 to bring the bi-annual project to life. Aside from opening up her address book and working with the team at Willow to secure the support of artists, she also uses her skills to colour-enhance the celebrity canvases.

Julieanne is one of the UK’s most gifted and vibrant artists. She has exhibited as far afield as Dubai, Los Angeles, New York, Dublin, Copenhagen and London. Since graduating in 1992, Julieanne has worked as an independent illustrator and teacher.

Julieanne is known principally for her seascapes and draws inspiration from the sea, city and local character of Brighton – as atmospheric as they are beautiful! Her portraits of Mike Tyson, Michael Watson and the angelic figure on the famous Fat Boy Slim greatest hits album are also amongst her most recognisable works.


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Stars On Canvas 2018

Our Sponsors

We’re delighted to have worked in association with The Crown Estate & Wishbone Publishing this year.

If you would like to sponsor or contribute with gifts in kind to Stars on Canvas 2020 please do get in touch with Caz Eagles at

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