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Help Japan Challenge

'Tulips' an original drypoint print completed with watercolour and ink has been submitted to The Help Japan Challenge posted by painter Keiko Tanabe.  The challenge - to raise funds to help the stricken people of Japan overcome disastrous after effects of the recent earthquake and tsunami - features an ongoing online auction of artworks with proceeds going to charity. 


Money raised through the sale of 'Tulips' will be donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society(send money via Google).  Take a look at Katherine Tyrrell's Making a Mark blog which is where I first found out about Help Japan.  Have a good week. x

You are Invited...........

Come along to the Exchange Gallery on Saturday night if you are in the area for the Art Auction in aid of St Julia's Hospice - admission £3.00 includes a glass of bubbly and there's music too!



Not able to attend but would like a chance to bid, click here to view the options available.


Thanks also to Katherine Tyrrell who has posted about the above event on her comprehensive art blog 'Making a Mark'.

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.

Small paintings for March

The paintings below will be framed up soon and put on sale at Art Space Gallery, with the exception of the last and smallest 'Wintry Day at the Beach' which will be mounted and eventually placed on sale at St Ives Society of Artists.
'Dark and Wild' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Last of the Sun' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Storm Tide' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Sun Shower' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Wind Driven Seas' oil on primed board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Winter Sunset' oil on board, 12.5 x 12.5 cm. SOLD

'Wintry Day at the Beach' oil on primed board, 10 x 13 cm SOLD

Click to enlarge.  Copyright Lesley Ninnes.