If you have been following along my blog this year, you will have see that I have been back painting again- with lots of little creatures and birds making an appearance. Many of these original paintings are available for purchase over on my Etsy shop, alongside an original limited edition print.
I also want to offer something back and have decided to auction two of my paintings for two organisations which I admire and which are very worthy causes.
Mr. Robin is going to fly the flag for the Capuchin Day Care Centre for the Homeless in Dublin, which I have come to know a little better through the amazing work of my friend Brother Richard Hendrick who I first met through Trailblaze (you can see his talks here and here). There is a massive housing crisis in Ireland right now, and the centre is flat out serving the needs of those most in need. Their dedication is outstanding.
Mr. Robin is beautifully mounted and framed and measures 16 x 20 inches. He is an original pen, ink and watercolour painting with gold acrylic and heavy, acid free watercolour paper.
Mr. Badger is going to try to raise some money for the second organisation is Gatoto Community Primary School in Nairobi, Kenya. My connection with Gatoto goes back over 10 years now, to when we were sending volunteers there with the Suas Volunteer Programme. It was a wonderful school, working in very tough conditions, and run by one of the most resilient and tenacious women I have every met, Betty Nyagoha. It is a very special place offering a lot of hope and real educational benefits to children.
Mr Badger also comes beautifully mounted and framed, measuring 16.5 x 23 inches. He is an original pen, ink and watercolour on heavy, acid free watercolour paper.
How the auction will work.
Bids will be taken on my blog and directly via email.
Please let me know what painting you are bidding for (Badger or Robin)
Submit bids via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or over leave a comment below with your bid, what painting you are bidding on and a way for me to contact you. If I receive a bid via email, I will put a comment in the blog with the amount, the time the bid was received and the initials of the bidder.
Starting bids at €100 (please note that my direct sale price for these is €275)
Deadline for bids is 12 noon on Wed 16th December.
Shipping: If you are Dublin based, I can meet with you to deliver the image. If you are outside Dublin we can arrange shipping/ delivery. Depending on your location there may be an additional shipping fee- but we can chat about this.
I am really excited about this and hope Mr. Robin and Mr. Badger will do some good work for some very good causes.