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Every year a few larger wonderful art works are kindly donated for a Art Auction (part of the Secret Art Sale). The auction runs online 9am on 26th September - 9pm on 4th October. 

Register your interest and get your FREE ticket to the event HERE. Everyone registered will receive an email with more info about the auction on Friday 25th September.

ART AUCTION 2020 art works

Cows Pevensey castle

by Robert E. Wells NEAC RBA

This magnificent, original oil is valued at £5,800.

Oil on box canvas (deep)

92 x 122 cm

Minimum bid: £2,500.

Minimum bid increase: £100

Robert E. Wells NEAC RBA

Robert E. Wells is a Yorkshire-born painter, who studied in London and now lives in East Sussex.

He moved to London in 1988 to study for a master’s degree entitled The Illustration and Rendering of Architectural Spaces at the University of London. Prior to that he had studied at Batley Art College and worked for several years as an Architectural Illustrator, which you can see in many of his paintings. More recently he has turned to painting full time. Robert is now a member of the Royal Federation of British Artists (RBA)

Finding inspiration in the towns and cities that he visits, Robert E. Wells seeks out unusual views of familiar landmarks and scenes, encouraging the viewer to see places from a different perspective. He often paints directly from the subject, in all seasons and weather. Many people know him for his cityscape and landscape paintings, particularly around London and the North Yorkshire Moors. In recent years, his work has seen a shift from architecture to include more figurative elements, with complex multi-layered narratives.

“I headed south, joined a band and settled in South West London, only marginally a little worse for wear. I knew from childhood I would become a painter, although I suspect my decision was coloured by the principle that starvation might inflict itself less quickly as an artist than musician, even though looking back it was a close call”


Robert regularly exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He becomes a member of the New English Art Club in June 2017, which meant a huge amount to him on a personal level as he sees it as a fine tradition and heritage of which he is proud to say he is a part of.

Recently awarded the Davison Award for Oil Painting in 2014 and 2017, the Frinton Award in 2016 and the Howard De Walden Painting Prize in 2012.

Website: www.robertewells.com

Dusk Petersham Nurseries

by Lee Campbell

Oil on box canvas

40 x 40 cm

Minimum bid: £150

Minimum bid increase: £10

Lee Campbell

Professional fine artist and qualified art tutor based on Eel Pie Island in Twickenham. Specialising in traditional oil painting.

Since graduating in 1991 site-specific work has provided her with new locations and collaborations with bodies as varied as the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, St. Saviours Church, Pimlico, King's School, Canterbury, and the Soho Piano Gallery resulting in rich and diverse subject matter.

Recent projects include the Royal Ballet School's site in Richmond Park, White Lodge and Byrne Brothers whose construction of The Shard and The Savoy re-fit provided her with exciting challenges and new images.

Most recently she worked as Resident Artist for Associated British Ports based at the Port of Southampton.

Website: http://leecampbellartist.moonfruit.com/

Amur Tiger - Russia 2008

by Gordon Buchanan

Photograph

42 x 28.5 cm (A3)

Signed by Gordon Buchanan

Minimum bid: £50

Minimum bid increase: £5

Gordon Buchanan MBE

Scottish wildlife filmmaker and presenter.

After 20 years filming wild and wonderful creatures in remote areas of the planet, Gordon Buchanan has a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments. He has taken part in challenging expeditions and adventures around the globe including South America, Asia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Russia and Alaska, always with a view to raising awareness of the fragility of the world’s endangered species and habitats. His work includes the nature documentaries Tribes, Predators & Me, The Polar Bear Family & Me and Life in the Snow.

Buchanan was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to conservation and wildlife film-making.

Gordon is a Patron for Environment Trust.

 

Janet Smed and Bill Smoo

by Axel Scheffler

Original drawings of Bill and Janet - main characters from the latest Axel Scheffler/Julia Donaldson book The Smeds and The Smoos

Pencil drawn on cartridge paper.

58 x 80 cm (A1)

Signed and dated by Axel Scheffler

Minimum bid: £200

Minimum bid increase: £10

Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed German illustrator based in London. He is best known for his cartoon-like pictures for well-loved children’s books including 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child', writteng by Julia Donaldson.  His books have been published in many languages and his work has been exhibited all around the world.

Axel is a Patron for Environment Trust.

Kensington Gardens - Fountain and Reflections

by Louise Diggle

This beautiful piece is valued at £400-500

Pastel

22 x 14 cm

Framed (38 x 30 cm)

Minimum bid: £250

Minimum bid increase: £10

Louise Diggle

Louise’s work is about the transient moment; the rapidly changing light, colour and seasons and how it transforms people, buildings and objects. She always works en plein air, mainly in pastel which suits the fragility of time. She studied at the City and Guilds and CCAT and is a council member of Chelsea Art Society and the Small Paintings Group

She exhibits regularly with Medici Gallery, Moorwood Art, Sarah Samuels Fine Paintings, Surface ICA and Kendalls Fine Art
 
Selected Exhibitions include:
 
Cityscapes, Medici Gallery, Cork Street
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries
Affordable Art Fair (with Plein Air Contemporary)
Artists of the Pageant, Thames Festival
[email protected]&Co
Chase Exhibition, RCA
Cork Street Awareness Evening (artist in residence)
Saints and Stones Exhibition, Eistedfodd

Current projects include iconic London and events and life on the Thames. 

Website: www.louisediggle.com

2020:Lights Are Always On

by Saima Habib

Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Starting price: £50
Minimum bid increase: £5

Saima Habib

Saima is a trustee for Environment Trust, and a passionate environment and circular economy supporter. Her preferred medium is oils and she mostly paints semi-abstract or conceptual paintings. 

Flying Bee copyright © 2014 

by Jean Mackey Lebleu 

Giclée print

29cm height x 19.5cm width

Mounted on a 31cm wide x 40.5cm height white border 

Minimum bid: £20

Jean Mackey Lebleu

Jean Mackey Lebleu earned a Master of Arts in Communication Design/Illustration from Kingston School of Art. Her artwork has been sold at Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House in London and was selected for inclusion in the 2018 Kings Cross ‘Christmas under the Canopy’ Market and the 2017 and 2016 House of Illustration London Christmas Fairs. She was selected for participation in the 2017 London Art Show at The Coningsby Gallery in Fitzrovia and the 2016 International Illustration Research Symposium art exhibition at the Edinburgh College of Art. In 2016 she was shortlisted for the Association of Illustrators’ World Illustration Awards in the category of ‘Self-Initiated Work’ for her series ‘Vinyl to Cloud’. Jean has read her book 'Zed Goes Up the Mountain’ and has taught drawing workshops to 1,400+ children so far as part of her ongoing visits to primary schools during World Book Week. 

Through the sale of her artwork Jean has raised more than £3,000 for worthy causes. She looks forward to helping Environment Trust.

Website: www.bleujay-mackey.com

Blue Vinyl #10 copyright © 2015
by Jean Mackey Lebleu
Giclée print 20cm x 20cm
Unmounted
Minimum bid: £20

Vinyl #1 copyright © 2015
by Jean Mackey Lebleu
Giclée print 20cm x 20cm
Unmounted
Minimum bid: £20

Yellow Vinyl copyright © 2015
by Jean Mackey Lebleu
Giclée print 20cm x 20cm
Unmounted
Minimum bid: £20

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