Artist auctions ex American Idol singer Adam Lambert portraits for charity

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A big-hearted artist is auctioning off portraits of her pop music idol to raise money for charity.

Robyn Garside’s portraits of American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert have raised more than £600 for the Touch of Sparkle appeal.

The Grammy Award-nominated American rockstar signed her four paintings when the pair met after a gig in Birmingham.

Robyn runs photography and portrait business Clennett Creations in Dewsbury with her partner James Clennett.

She is raising cash for the Touch of Sparkle Appeal, which supports Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, and aims to provide care packages for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Robyn, who is from Birkenshaw, said: “A couple of weeks ago my friends and I went to see Adam perform and Fusion Festival in Birmingham, we were lucky enough to meet Adam afterwards and I had taken the paintings with me.

“Adam was so lovely and agreed to sign the paintings for the auction in the hope that more money will be raised.”

Her latest project comes after Grammy Award-winning artist Pink asked for a portrait Robyn painted of her to be shipped to her US home last November.

The four portraits of Adam Lambert are now listed on Ebay.

Each auction started at £50 last Sunday and one has reached £360.

The auctions close on Sunday.

Click here to visit Robyn’s Ebay auction page.