How well do Dame Judi Dench and Ed Sheeran draw? Check out the celebrity artworks up for breast cancer auction


Dame Judi Dench, Dominic West and Ed Sheeran are among the stars to auction off personal drawings to raise money for breast cancer.

Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench's watercolour masterpiece (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

While Dame Judi has gone wild with the watercolours, most celebrities stuck with simpler doodles for Art For Cure's Make Your Mark online auction, which will raise funds for Breast Cancer Now, the UK's largest breast cancer charity.

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran's feline doodle (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Brothers Andy and Jamie Murray gave rudimentary takes on a tennis court, Elizabeth Hurley and Joanna Lumley offered lipstick-covered masterpieces, and Jim Broadbent penned a striking self-portrait as famous faces from Imelda Staunton to Nick Clegg got involved.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray's sporty sketch (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Wolf Hall actor Mark Rylance used his blank canvas to direct people to a website called "Truth About Cancer" which hosts a documentary series by Ty Bollinger that claims to reveal secrets to beating cancer that pharmaceutical companies are "hiding". He wrote at the bottom of his canvas, "Who do we support?"

Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance wrote a message on his canvas (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

The auction is part of Art For Cure, one of the UK's best contemporary art and sculpture shows which this year features more than 80 artists and sculptors who will be donating a percentage of their sales to the charity, including the renowned Vanessa Gardiner, Henrietta Dubrey, Maggi Hambling, Michael Speller, Carol Peace and Paul Vanstone.

Joanna Lumley
Joanna Lumley's lippy treat (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Founded in 2014 by friends Belinda Gray and Sally Ball, who have both been treated for breast cancer in the last four years, the exhibition will take place at Suffolk's Glemham Hall from April 30 to May 2 with the hopes of beating the £100,000 they raised at their first event.

Dame Joan Collins
Dame Joan Collins' painted lady (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Belinda said: "Having experienced breast cancer myself, and seeing my dear friend Sally go through it, I can't stress how important it is that we help to fund research into this disease and make sure that future generations don't have to experience what we have."

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent's self-portrait (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Here are some more of the portraits:

Clive Anderson
Clive Anderson's tree (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Zoe Wanamaker
Zoe Wanamaker's Santa? (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Gaby Roslin
Gaby Roslin's groomed pup (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Dominic West
Dominic West's simple smiley face (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

Rick Stein
Rick Stein's fishy offering (Art For Cure/Make Your Mark)

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