Art Auction sales exceed £12,000!
The auction team are overjoyed at the fantastic response from the borough’s art lovers. The team are: John Iddon, auctioneer; Ros Newby, organiser; Jenny Pearce, organiser; Linden Loader, publicity; Yvonne Hewett, website; and Gill Mercer and Tricia Brown catering, and Derrick Mercer, wine; with wonderful support from Jenny Willis and Danielle Armstrong.
'We may be a little short of last year’s record', said Chairman Jenny Pearce, 'but in these difficult times we feel we have achieved a small miracle. We couldn’t have done it without the continued generosity of local artists as well as those more established artists who so generously donated their work for the benefit of the Trust. The proceeds will help support our wide-ranging work in environmental education and volunteering, as well as practical conservation projects.'
Amongst the big sellers were works by Mary Fedden, Chris Orr, Allan Halliday and Anthea Craigmyle as well as Liz Knutt, Anne Swankie and Jill Storey's featured picture of Twickenham Farmers' Market. There was a lot of interest in the original artwork for the poster for last May’s popular children’s lecture event Newts Coots and Muddy Boots - a cartoon of the Trust’s patron Sir David Attenborough, signed and captioned by him.
Giclee prints of Newts Coots and Muddy Boots are available unmounted for £20.00, and a few prints of Jim Woodman's Richmond Bridge, the highlight picture of 2010, are available unmounted for £25.00. Please contact the office for details.
Contributing Artists' biographies