Young Masters is delighted to introduce Dr Chris Blatchley, a dedicated patron of the Arts, who will be generously providing a Winner’s Prize of £2,000 for the Fourth Edition of the Young Masters Art Prize, a Winner’s Prize of £1,000 and a Highly Commended Prize of £250 for the inaugural Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize.

Devoted to supporting the Arts, Chris has been collecting art for 30 years. He first met Cynthia Corbett, later to be Founder & Director of the Young Masters Art Prize, 15 years ago and quickly acknowledged the potential of Cynthia’s early curatorial projects. Chris’s specialist clinic in The City of London was opened for a series of innovative pop-up exhibitions, marking the origins of their most recent collaboration.

Chris’s support has been particularly influential and has led to the development of an additional Prize strand, newly inaugurated this year.  After discussing the potential of his sponsorship, Chris and Cynthia came to recognise their shared desire to support emerging women artists. A new strand of the prize, the Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize, was conceived with the intention to profile and reward the work of a female artist at the early stages of her career.

Young Masters is honoured to have Chris Blatchley’s support and we thank him for the Prizes he is providing for the Young Masters Art Prize and the Young Masters Emerging Woman Artist Prize.

Dr Chris Blatchley is Director of The Glass House Opticians, an independent Opticians operating in The City of London since 1984 whose aim is to provide a highly professional service throughout all aspects of eye care. Dr Blatchley started Capital Aesthetics in 2008, initially as a complement to The Glass House Opticians. Now he spends all his professional time in Aesthetic Medicine, specialising in many anti-ageing treatments, including Botox, dermal fillers and specialist prescription only creams that rejuvenate the skin and stimulate the skin to make its own collagen and elastin. He is undertaking research into how to improve Platelet Rich Plasma preparation for specialist uses in arthritis and other orthopaedic problems. Dr Blatchley is also Medical Director of The London Migraine Clinic where he researches improved ways of using Botox to treat those badly affected by their illness. Dr Blatchley is currently researching other new treatments, including higher dose Vitamin D for Cluster Headaches and Daith Ear Piercings for migraines. It was noticed by chance that people having Daith piercings were reporting that their migraines were improving, and the treatment went viral 2 years ago. Although there are a small number of low-grade surveys, Dr Blatchley is conducting the first medical grade survey, which is showing promising results. There is still need for more research, which is ongoing, and he is inviting anybody who has had a Daith Piercing for migraines to take part in the survey at www.london-migraine-clinic.co.uk.

Featured Image: Dr Chris Blatchley, Patron of the Arts

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