Chris Martin and Graham Coxon donate art for charity auction

Ricky Wilson and Rizzle Kicks also create works for Upbeat Music

Chris Martin, Graham Coxon and Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson are among 15 celebrities to create art works in aid of mental health charity Upbeat Music.

They were given an art box containing an easel, canvas and paints and asked to create work measuring 8″x8″ for the ‘Art In A Box’ series. Others to create works include Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks, Madness singer Suggs, Robyn Hitchcock, Grace Slick, Leigh Francis, Joanna Lumley, Elton John’s lyricist Bernie Taupin and The Fast Show comedians Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.

Bids can be placed on the art until May 23 here. The artworks will be displayed at London’s Store Street Gallery from May 19-23.