The Countdown Begins !
With way less than a week to go we are busy uploading the generous donations for the silent auction onto the website. We hope these pieces will raise a lot of money for our chosen charity, Blood Cancer UK
You can bid on these pieces through the duration of the exhibition starting with the preview evening this Friday. You can also email a bid through if you can't make it in person but unfortunately due to some of the artwork being framed behind glass we are unable to ship.
First up Claire Britcliffe has donated a framed print of her " Eyes on Lusty ". It is the artists proof which she has hand embellished with gold leaf. Words can't describe how wonderful this piece is and we expect a lot of interest in this.
Next is a stunning pastel piece by Stuart Rowe. He has donated a wonderful deconstructed wave piece that is beautiful presented in a contemporary mount and frame
We are also delighted to have a hand embellished print by Lu Cornish. She is donating a framed version of her Moonlight Glaze which she is adding a touch of magic to with her silver pen. It will be mounted and framed in a modern thin aluminium frame and we are so happy to have this.
Tom Hughes has generously donated a print from his new illustration of an evening on Lusty Glaze. This also will be mounted and framed so should you win the artwork you can take it home and hang it right away. Tom has also hand signed the print making it a one of a kind piece
If you would like a real statement piece in your home there is nothing better than the huge original oil we have on offer from the queen of plein air, Julie Dunster. She has donated this staggering seascape that would look amazing in any room.
We think the next piece is super special ... the first print of a very limited run of 25 from Jacquie O'Neill. Jacquie spent many hours on Lusty Glaze getting the idea for this unique take on the special cove. We love the thought of bobbing in the sea under a crescent moon looking back at the lights of Lusty
Lastly as gallery owner and head misfit I thought it was only fair to donate two pieces, one original acrylic and one from my alter ego, Sketch Wanderings ... an original watercolour and ink map of Lusty Glaze. The original acrylic is on canvas and is my take on the light bouncing around my favourite cove, called Silver Light, Lusty Glaze
For some reason I keep hold of the Lusty Glaze map original that had been turned into prints, so now is the time to pass it on to a loving home. It hass been framed and is ready to hang on a Lusty lovers wall.
Along with these silent auction pieces we also have the raffle with all proceeds going to Blood Cancer UK. We are also donating a percentage of sales during the week long exhibition so not only can you own a piece of art but you can have a warm glowy feeling inside knowing you donated to a wonderful cause.
We would love to see you here at the gallery on the preview evening where we will have some of the artists present. There will also be nibbles and drinks free of charge so come down between 5pm and 9pm and help support our maiden exhibition.
Thank you so much as always