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Fundraising Auction for St Julia's Hospice

'Above Gulval' below, which will be auctioned alongside works by many other artists to raise  funds for St Julia's Hospice, at the Exchange Gallery, Penzance on Saturday 26 March, 2011.

This large painting, measuring approx 91 x 61 cm, shows two hawthorns - bent over by prevailing winds - growing in a hedge on the B3311 St Ives to Penzance road, high above the village of Gulval.  In fact, the central tree is no longer there, having blown/fallen over a couple of winters ago.  Rendered in acrylic and oil on canvas in a lime waxed wooden frame.

The painting has a modest estimate of £150/£200 with 50% of the selling price being donated to St Julia's.  Click to enlarge.

To download a copy of the catalogue and view some of the stunning artworks available by a host of talented artists and makers, please click here

Hope that you will be able to come along on the night - there will definitely be something affordable to suit every taste and all in a very good cause too.


  1. best of luck with the auction - your painting captures the atmosphere beautifully - I can almost smell a salty tang in the air.

  2. Fingers crossed for the auction....
    Take care

  3. Jill and Jude thanks for your good wishes. x

  4. So true Noelle, hoping that lots of money is raised on 26 March!! x

  5. This is so unlike your art that we know and love Lesley. Very beautiful but so different. Sad that the central tree is no longer there. I hope lots of money is raised in such a good cause. I had a look at the catalogue and they have some great artists including Breon O'Casey. He should make them a penny or two. Let us know how it goes. I wished I lived closer and could pop in for a look.

  6. I do like to paint 'everything under the sun' Cathy, a strength or weakness, perhaps? Thank you, keep fingers crossed. x

  7. Lovely , haunting work.
    I know so many to which Hospice has been a Godsend. Best of luck

  8. you've done a great job of capturing the natural motion of the wind in this painting Leslie~!

    i hope your fundraiser is a very successful one.


  9. Thanks for the good luck wishes Julie and Libby. Will visit soon. x

  10. That's fantastic Lesley, such a brilliant cause.

  11. Hi Karen, thank you - will pop over to your blog soon. x


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