Planet Purbeck Art Auction

Thank you for your interest in the Planet Purbeck Fundraiser Art Auction! With the generous support of local artists and those from further afield, we have gathered some beautiful and exclusive pieces for you to bid on. Simply browse the collection here and decide if there's anything you'd like to buy! All proceeds to fund the activities of Planet Purbeck. This winter, proceeds will support our ambitious hedgerow and tree planting project. If you make a purchase, we will keep you updated on where your money is going by adding you to our mailing list.

How to bid:

Online - send your best and final silent bid, to hesterviney@yahoo.co.uk, stating the artist and the name of the piece you want to buy.

In person - attend our LIVE AUCTION at the Committee Room, Mowlem Theatre, Swanage. 4.30pm - 6pm on Saturday 25th September 2021. Capacity limited to 95 so please book your space via the email address above.

Disclaimer: 

All items have a reserve price, below which the item will not be sold. In the event of equal silent bids being submitted, the first received will be accepted. Silent bids will be anonymously included in the live event. Your best chance to win is to attend the live auction. 

Spread the word and don't miss this unique opportunity to support Planet Purbeck and all we are doing in the interests of nature. Oh and - snap up some incredible pieces of art!

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Janine Drayson: A New Leaf, Swanage

Janine Drayson
Original pen and watercolour, framed 
50 x 50cm including mount and frame

Janine's art is inspired by nature, the surrounding countryside, coastline and animals. Mostly she paints using pen and watercolour in a loose style, which gives a fun and light-hearted feel to the work.

Planet Purbeck also commends Janine's commitment to environmentally friendly materials! She says "My envelopes are 100% recycled and the cello bags are biodegradable. I also use paper based rather than plastic packaging wherever I possibly can".

Bidding starts at £110

Rebecca Lardner: Breakfast Table

Rebecca Lardner
Giclee print  
Limited edition print. Image 14 inches x 14 inches. Mount 21 inches by 21 inches

Rebecca was born in Swanage to a gamekeeper and post mistress and spent her childhood roaming the glorious Dorset countryside, happiest amongst nature or keenly observing the local people and places that have fascinated her ever since.
Her recent oil paintings are influenced by the South West and its coastline depicting life by the sea in a signature palette of subtle blues and greens. This image also captures birds which along with other animals were the kickstart of her paintings career many years ago.
She exhibits in a range of galleries across the UK and abroad where her work is sought after by collectors throughout Europe, America and other reaches of the world.

Bidding starts at £95

Rebecca Lardner: Roosters Perch

Rebecca Lardner
Giclee print  
Image 30.4cm x 30.4cm in mount 47.5 cm x 47.5cm

Rebecca was born in Swanage to a gamekeeper and post mistress and spent her childhood roaming the glorious Dorset countryside, happiest amongst nature or keenly observing the local people and places that have fascinated her ever since.
Her recent oil paintings are influenced by the South West and its coastline depicting life by the sea in a signature palette of subtle blues and greens. This image also captures birds which along with other animals were the kickstart of her paintings career many years ago.
She exhibits in a range of galleries across the UK and abroad where her work is sought after by collectors throughout Europe, America and other reaches of the world.

Bidding starts at £95

Donald Wilkinson: Flowers against an open window - Eigg

Donald Wilkinson
Numbered & signed limited edition print, framed 
48cm x 37cm in 85.5 x 68.5 cms frame

This is one of two Donald Wilkinson prints kindly donated by a Planet Purbeck member. Donald Wilkinson was born in 1937 in Keswick, Cumbria. He studied at Carlisle College of Art from 1953-1957 and at the Royal College of Art, 1959-62, where he was awarded the Andrew J. Lloyd scholarship for Landscape. His work mainly focuses the landscape of the Lake District, but also as here; Scotland. His work is noted for light effects achieved in the atmospheric landscapes.
The prints were purchased from Christie's auction house in 1984 and come with certification.

Bidding starts at £45

Donald Wilkinson: Island Flowers - Eigg

Donald Wilkinson
Numbered & signed limited edition print, framed 
48cm x 37cm in 85.5 x 68.5 cms frame

This is one of two Donald Wilkinson prints kindly donated by a Planet Purbeck member. Donald Wilkinson was born in 1937 in Keswick, Cumbria. He studied at Carlisle College of Art from 1953-1957 and at the Royal College of Art, 1959-62, where he was awarded the Andrew J. Lloyd scholarship for Landscape. His work mainly focuses the landscape of the Lake District, but also as here; Scotland. His work is noted for light effects achieved in the atmospheric landscapes.
The prints were purchased from Christie's auction house in 1984 and come with certification.

Bidding starts at £45

Sierra Leonean Hammock

'Ali'
Hand woven fabric and wood 
61cm wide x 210cm

A unique hand crafted donation from Planet Purbeck members, Kathy & Greg Hollidge.
"In 2011 we visited the Sierra Leone with the charity Action Aid. We were able to help (after the civil war and Ebola) by building a much needed school in Condama community in Komo district.
Ali, (photo available), made the hammock for us as a present. His words were translated for us:
"My papa taught me how when I was young. It took six weeks to make from fibres of lengths of tree 'stem' about 4cms wide. They are then soaked, pulled, then dyed with wood shavings from trees growing in the bush".
It has acted as a beautiful wall hanging for ten years, but having moved house we just don't have the space for it and would be pleased for someone else to enjoy it. We will never forget Ali and his quiet dignity".

Bidding starts at £35

Cathy Veale: South Beach Reflection

Cathy Veale
Limited edition print 

South Beach Reflection - watercolour limited edition print.

Cathy Veale is attracting increasing acclaim with her stunning coastal scenes. Renowned for her large watercolour seascapes, she takes inspiration from the beautiful Dorset coastline and from being a keen sailor. Her paintings depict a unique sense of texture, concentrating on the effects of light and colour on water. 

Bidding starts at £140

Frances Pollard: Little Vase

Frances Pollard
Ceramic 
Height 14cm

Frances Pollard is a potter with an enthusiasm for decoration. She enjoys exploring colour and patterns in nature, textiles and the surrounding coastal environment through surface decoration on the pots. New themes continue to be developed. All pots are thrown on the wheel and decorated by hand before being fired to stoneware. Each piece is individually decorated using brush, slip-trailer, sponges and wax-resist. A selection of her work can be seen in the showroom above her workshop in Corfe Castle. Frances studied at Bretton Hall College, part of the University of Leeds. She gained further experience training at Dartington and Selborne Potteries in this country and also in Switzerland, Finland and Australia.

Bidding starts at £10

Richard Jeffery: Cyanotype Fern

Richard Jeffery
Cyanotype on handmade khadi paper 
28cm x 28cm

Richard is a Dorset based photographer. With a croad commercial career under his belt, his more exploratory art work is often about surface and texture, the passage of time and water across the seen environment. It is about landscape and unseen human interaction.
"I am intrigued by the passage of time across the surface of things, and am increasingly drawn to the the half glimpsed details of landscape".

This cyanotype is taken from a series of camera-less images made for an exhibition in the Fine Family Foundation Gallery at Durlston Castle; the ‘To the Lighthouse’ exhibition in August 2016. These one-off prints on hand made khadi paper were made along a walk starting from Richard's studio in Corfe Castle and ending in the wild flower meadows at Durlston. "Wherever possible, the approach was to carefully bend over grasses and wild flowers to make the image with least disruption to the site".

http://www.richardjefferyphotography.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £25

Laura Butt: Ammonite

Laura Butt
Limited edition (run of 10) Printed on archival paper, backed onto board and mounted  
58cm x 58cm

Up-and-coming talent Laura Butt is a textile artist based in Swanage. We are excited to give a taster of her incredible work.
"I transform images into fabric through the use of layers and free motion embroidery. My work is built by constructing images in fabric with a focus on layers to portray the balance between light and dark. I first do a sketch of the subject in pencil, charcoal or pen, before using this study to create a collage of fabric. I follow this with free motion embroidery to sketch and shade with thread, adding the detail of the subject to the material. I take inspiration from nature, my beautiful surroundings on the Isle of Purbeck and the patterns I see around me".

This print is from an original fabric and thread free motion embroidery textile artwork.
Limited edition (run of 10) Printed on archival paper, backed onto board and mounted.
www.laurastextisle.com

Bidding starts at £40

Elaine Mutter: The Otter

Elaine Mutter
Stoneware ceramic 
Width 33cm; Depth 20cm; Height (including plinth) 39cm

Bring a little bit of river life into your home! A playful character by Elaine Mutter.
Originally trained as a graphic designer and typographer, Elaine moved into working with clay and stone sculpture later in life. She specialises in portrait and life sculpture in clay.

"Inspiration to create The Otter came after watching a programme on the reintroduction of otters to local rivers following their decline due to river pollution, I was captivated by their aquatic playful nature".

Bidding starts at £35

Andy Knill: Corfe Castle, Purbeck, Dorset

Andy Knill
Pen & Ink on paper, mounted 
20cm x 29cm in 31.5cm x 41cm mount

A fine drawing on iconic Corfe Castle by local artist Andy Knill.
Andy produces a wide range of art. "I will draw on virtually anything as my hand drawn outfits show. Original pieces are on small easel canvases, wooden boxes, items of clothing, canvas, or watercolour paper". Andy has recently started drawing on hats!
Hi studio can be found on Tilly Whim Mead, off Commercial Road in Swanage. https://andyknillart.com/

Bidding starts at £55

Jane Colquhoun: Townsend

Jane Colquhoun
Original textile work, mounted 
21cm x 18cm in a 28cm x 31cm mount

Jane works on embroideries from a home studio in Swanage, Dorset. She works on canvas on images taken from phone snaps and sketchbook studies of people in public spaces- often related to the coast and seaside.
"I am interested in how textile or folk artists through various ages and cultures, create motifs based on observations of everyday life. Nowadays observations of daily life are framed for us via our digital devices and I make use of my phone to record my daily noticings, either from the digital realm or from actual life".
Images ‘collected’ may be a snapshot based on a random pattern formation made by people at leisure in the landscape, perhaps where she notices something in the rhythm of jumbled patterns and colours along a packed beach, people swimming or elsewhere figures spending leisure time in the built environment.

Bidding starts at £45

Kevin Williamson: 'The Isle of Purbeck No 1'

Kevin Williamson
numbered limited edition Giclee print  
A2

A2 signed and

Printed on a slightly textured archival paper with archival inks. (fade resistant)

My work is based on the early/mid-century travel posters. Traditionally these were created using watercolour/Gouache or Oil paint. Today, I create my illustrations digitally. This image is inspired by the typographic travel posters of the Edwardian era and depicts a few key landmarks of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck.

Bidding starts at £30

Stephen Bishop: Rise Up, Rise Up!

Stephen Bishop
oil on canvas 
50 x 50 x 3 cm

We are delighted to offer this staggering oil original from Stephen Bishop. It was one of a small series painted during 2020.
"I have long had an interest in foot paths. I love the way humans and animals create their own paths in the landscape. I have a childhood memory of being fascinated by a foot worn track in my local park.
I love the many footpaths paths around the Purbeck coast. When I was young I imagined the hills and coves rolling on into infinity. The paths were much more apparent during the dry summer months. The dashes and flecks of colour in the painting are a response to the colours of flowers and insects. To me they are rising up, like free spirits seeking union with the sublime. Something I have lived my life in search of".

Collectors of Stephen’s art include PJ Harvey, Sir Anthony Caro and Mary Portas.

Bidding starts at £450

Julie Winsor: Adam & Eve?

Julie Winsor
Wire sculptures 
25cm high

After an early career as a Costume Designer for film and tv Julie studied fine and applied art and now creates lots of different stuff from her studio in Corfe Castle next to the Steam Railway.

She works in variety of materials and forms, producing sculptures, paintings and jewellery to name but a few! These wire sculptures are a characterful pair, and designed to be able to hold a flower each. Sold as a pair.
http://www.juliewinsor.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £20

Lizzy Walker: Wilfred the Hare

Lizzy Walker
Limited edition print on 285gsm Cotton based Archival paper 
To fit an 18” x 14” frame

A print of Lizzy walker’s well known character 'Wilfred' the hare. Originally created using charcoal and mixed media, Wilfred is not just an image but very much a part of Purbeck life enjoying local fame in many a household.

​Lizzy lives and works in Corfe Castle.

Limited edition print to fit an 18” x 14” frame

Bidding starts at £25

Fran Quinlan: Life model 2 of 2

Fran Quinlan
Limited Edition Print, signed 
28cm x 40cm in a 41cm x 54cm frame

An image captured from life models moving to music. In this piece, the artist depicts graceful movements through creative use of pastels, ink and water.
A limited edition print, framed and signed by artist Fran Quinlan.

Bidding starts at £85

Fran Quinlan: Life model 1 of 2

Fran Quinlan
Limited Edition Print, signed 
28cm x 40cm in a 41cm x 54cm frame

An image captured from a life model moving to music. In this piece, the artist depicts graceful movements through creative use of pastels, ink and water.
A limited edition print, framed and signed by artist Fran Quinlan.

Bidding starts at £85

Shannon Ribbons: Structure 1

Shannon Ribbons
Limited Edition Print, signed 
27cm x 38cm print in a 52cm x 60cm frame

Based on a mixed media sculpture in clay and wood, this image portrays a fantastic figure seemingly poised in contemplation of a coastal landscape. Photographed and composited over Dorset views of beach and sea, this artwork exudes a strange sense of expectancy…
Using a rough drawing in pencil and charcoal as an expressive base, images of rocks and trees, sand, sky, close-ups of bark are added to create imaginary landscapes. "An ink drawing, scanned and enlarged, becomes the template for an experiment featuring roots and twigs. Accidents and chance are welcome, as I am always happy to see the unexpected appear in a picture". https://ribbonsart.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £45

Jim Hunter: Durlston 1

Jim Hunter
Watercolour, acrylic and ink on paper 
18 x 23cm in 29 x 34cm frame

We are fortunate to have this fantastic original from Jim Hunter. Jim studied painting at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 1976. Alongside painting, he had a long career in art education, retiring as Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Arts University Bournemouth, and now Professor Emeritus of Painting.
In 2018 Jim was elected a full Member of the Royal Watercolour Society and currently serves as the Society’s Junior Vice President.
"My studio and home are in the Isle of Purbeck and this particular landscape of cliffs and stone quarries is often the subject of my paintings. Looking at landscapes, and the structures within these landscapes, acts as the prompt for me to develop abstract images which are not descriptive. They are meant to offer an expressive and decorative echo of my experience of that particular location. The relationship between drawing directly from the landscape and then extending these drawings through paintings in my studio is a dynamic, and sustaining, factor of my practice. Material in my work is important: the choice and use of materials in the making of the imagery and the material that is the source and content for the imagery. I choose often to work with watercolour along with pasted paper and collage as these materials allow for radical interventions and inventions as the paintings progress".
http://www.jimhunterpaintings.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £130

Fran Quinlan: Dancer 3 of 3

Fran Quinlan
Mixed media, pastel and ink 
22.5cm x 48cm in a 36.5cm x 62cm frame

Taken from studies made at flamenco classes at Pavillion Dance, these dancers in pastel and ink, painted onto a wet base, really capture the freedom of movement. "I love the feel of the the rhythm, the pace and the dynamic flow in the dance" says Fran, herself a dancer and dance teacher.

Bidding starts at £150

Fran Quinlan: Dancer 2 of 3

Fran Quinlan
Mixed media, pastel and ink 
22.5cm x 48cm in a 36.5cm x 62cm frame

Taken from studies made at flamenco classes at Pavillion Dance, these dancers in pastel and ink, painted onto a wet base, really capture the freedom of movement. "I love the feel of the the rhythm, the pace and the dynamic flow in the dance" says Fran, herself a dancer and dance teacher.

Bidding starts at £150

Fran Quinlan: Dancer 1 of 3

Fran Quinlan
Mixed media, pastel and ink 
22.5cm x 48cm in a 36.5cm x 62cm frame

Taken from studies made at flamenco classes at Pavillion Dance, these dancers in pastel and ink, painted onto a wet base, really capture the freedom of movement. "I love the feel of the the rhythm, the pace and the dynamic flow in the dance" says Fran, herself a dancer and dance teacher.

Bidding starts at £150

Tony Viney: Plant Pot

Tony Viney
Purbeck Stone 

Tony is almost as well known in the Purbeck arts community as the Purbeck stone he works with. Now expanded to become the Boiler House Galleries, he set up his workshop in 1984 in the shadow of Corfe Castle with a view to extending the use of the local stone beyond its traditional role as a building material and for church furniture.
In the course of the next few years he developed his own techniques for turning polished stone plates and bowls to individual designs which could be cut as thin as a ceramic. Tony is not currently producing new work, so we are fortunate to have this Purbeck stone plant pot to auction. It may look a humble pot, but it has been made from the finest stone at the hands of a master craftsman!

Bidding starts at £40

Katy Shepherd: Summer Migrant

Katy Shepherd
Solar Etching 
8.25cm x w 12 cm. (On 21cm x 21cm paper).

Katy Shepherd was born in Bournemouth and studied at the Royal College of Art. Her short films and animations have been exhibited or screened in many galleries and venues including - Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Photographers Gallery, the Parasol Unit and the Curzon Cinema Shaftesbury Avenue, London. This year Katy has had an animation accepted for the official selection for Athens Animfest and will shortly have animations in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 and the Buffalo International Film Festival in New York State.
In recent years she has employed more "old school" lo-tech methods to create animations, employing her skills as an artist to paint and draw animations. After nearly three decades of living in London she has now returned to live on the Dorset coast where she has built a studio. This piece is a solar etching showing a hummingbird hawk moth crossing the English Channel from France.
https://katyshepherd.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £45

Katy Shepherd: Clasped/ wringing

Katy Shepherd
Solar Etching 
10cm x 10cm (on 17cm x 17cm paper)

Katy Shepherd was born in Bournemouth and studied at the Royal College of Art. Her short films and animations have been exhibited or screened in many galleries and venues including - Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Photographers Gallery, the Parasol Unit and the Curzon Cinema Shaftesbury Avenue, London. This year Katy has had an animation accepted for the official selection for Athens Animfest and will shortly have animations in the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2021 and the Buffalo International Film Festival in New York State.
In recent years she has employed more "old school" lo-tech methods to create animations, employing her skills as an artist to paint and draw animations. After nearly three decades of living in London she has now returned to live on the Dorset coast where she has built a studio.
https://katyshepherd.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £45

Bess Harding: Feathers on Warm Air

Bess Harding
Oil paint on 300gsm paper 
18cm x 18cm

An generous opportunity to buy a Bess Harding original! Born in Swanage to a family of artists, is a painter and illustrator, based in Worthing, West Sussex. Always creative, it took a few years of experimenting with different things to find her niche.
She has been painting with oils for the past couple of years, and is most interested in still life, with the odd seascape or portrait. She seeks to capture the calm grace and quiet composure found in certain objects, exploring how inanimate objects can be so full of character and self-possession.
Bess’s work has been selected for the prestigious Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize (2018), the Society of Women Artists annual exhibition (2019) and the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition (2020).
RRP £100.

Bidding starts at £60

Lucy Field: Sprial to the Pier

Lucy Field
Linocut print 
14 x 20cm in a 21 x 29.5cm frame

Lucy is an art and photography teacher and lino-print artist. She developed her skills in Purbeck Arts Club and has since produced work selling at the New Wave Gallery in Swanage. Inspired by local scenes, Lucy works from photographs she takes on her regular local walks.

This lino print is mounted and framed, RRP £80

Bidding starts at £35

Kasia Zagloba: Flower's Barrow

Kasia Zagloba
Soft pastel drawing 
A3

This is a chance to buy original work from a talented up-and-coming artist!
Kasia fell in love with the local landscapes from the day she first set foot in Dorset. Her work is an attempt to capture the beauty of the area in pastel drawings. "I am fascinated by the colour spectrum in the sea throughout the seasons. I experiment with the application of soft pastels, different subjects and new ways of expression. I find this process immensely enjoyable".
For clients she turns ‘Pixels 2 Pastels’, drawing from their favourite photographs of places, people or animals.

This original comes framed, with mount.

Bidding starts at £40

Kasia Zagloba: Corfe River

Kasia Zagloba
Soft pastel drawing 
A3

This is a chance to buy original work from a talented up-and-coming artist!
Kasia fell in love with the local landscapes from the day she first set foot in Dorset. Her work is an attempt to capture the beauty of the area in pastel drawings. "I am fascinated by the colour spectrum in the sea throughout the seasons. I experiment with the application of soft pastels, different subjects and new ways of expression. I find this process immensely enjoyable".
For clients she turns ‘Pixels 2 Pastels’, drawing from their favourite photographs of places, people or animals.

This original comes framed, with mount.

Bidding starts at £30

Kasia Zagloba: Purbeck Coast

Kasia Zagloba
Soft pastel drawing 
A3

This is a chance to buy original work from a talented up-and-coming artist!
Kasia fell in love with the local landscapes from the day she first set foot in Dorset. Her work is an attempt to capture the beauty of the area in pastel drawings. "I am fascinated by the colour spectrum in the sea throughout the seasons. I experiment with the application of soft pastels, different subjects and new ways of expression. I find this process immensely enjoyable".
For clients she turns ‘Pixels 2 Pastels’, drawing from their favourite photographs of places, people or animals.

This original comes framed, with mount.

Bidding starts at £30

Oliver Leger: Turtles All the Way Down

Oliver Marc Thomas Leger
Print on heavy weight acid free paper 
50cm x 50cm

From a beautifully intricate pencil drawn original, this open edition print titled 'Turtles all the way down' is by artist Olivier Marc Thomas Leger. The exquisite image has been customised for Planet Purbeck to include a hand drawn depiction of a diver, plus title and signature, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
https://www.olivierleger.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £50

Toby Wiggins: 'Poole Harbour from Peter's Wicket, Rempstone Hill'

Toby Wiggins
Oil on board 
39cm x 53cm

This is a rare and exclusive opportunity for those who know and love Toby's work. A Purbeck local, Toby has received wide critical acclaim for his work. Elected a member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2006, he won the Prince of Wales Drawing Award in 2005 and 2013, the Changing Faces Prize in 2006 and the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize for figurative painting in 2009.
In 2006, after winning the BP Travel Award, Toby made portraits of the rural community of Wessex, which were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in 2007 and subsequently at Dorset County Museum in 2008.
We are delighted to be selling a medium sized pleinair study in oils on panel 39x53cm called 'Poole Harbour from Peter's Wicket, Rempstone Hill'. It has an ivory coloured hand finished gesso frame.
http://tobywiggins.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £180

Ben Spurling: Pinnacles

Ben Spurling
Oil on board 
6" x 6"

We are delighted to have this delightful piece by painter Ben Spurling. Ben is best known for his calm and uplifting interpretations of stunning coastal scenes and familiar countryside characters.

Ben loves to combine his two favourite pastimes: walking the Purbeck coast and painting from his portable pochade paint box. This allows him to work from life in oils, his preferred medium, capturing the tones and colours from a direct study in situ.

Bidding starts at £95

Tim Edgar: Neural Core

Tim Edgar
Mixed media, gouache and pen on watercolour paper, framed 
38am x 38cm

Tim is a Swanage based artist selected for the Evolver prize Exhibition last year and recently featured in Seisma's first publication on Art and Neuroscience. His drawing practice works at the overlap between Art, Maths and Science. This is a beautiful original work.
"My drawings work at the intersection of the cellular and the cosmic! In 'Neural Core' we have discs representing cells / planets / orbits and neuron like structures linking with constellation like forms. So its micro and macro relating to each other. I like to think there is an environmental message of sorts as these readings all relate to the fundamentals of our existence".With his Photography he explores Landscape and Natural History, often the everyday and the “unspectacular”.

This piece is meticulously hand drawn using fine pen pointillism and gouache paint.
www.timedgar.co.uk

Bidding starts at £60

Colin Tracy: Hare

Colin Tracy
Acrylic on paper. Framed 
A4

This eye-catching, attentive hare is an original acrylic painting by Colin Tracy. Colin is a Dorset resident and buddhist. He is both painter and photographer, using his art as an expression of his immersive relationship with nature.
"Taking the photograph in this mind space l hope to communicate to the viewer the essential nature, the inherent stillness or the sacredness of what l am photographing and have experienced".
https://fullyfocusedphotos.photodeck.com/

Bidding starts at £95

Rachel Fooks: Sprouting Seed Pod

Rachel Fooks
Ceramic 
tbc

This ceramic sculpture has been lovingly crafted by local potter, gardener and environmentalist Rachel Fooks. Taking inspiration from her garden and studies of the surrounding land and seascapes, Rachel has fun playing with forms, textures and patterns, making one-off sculptures.

Bidding starts at £35

Claire Henley: Ballard Down

Claire Henley
Giclee print 
14.5cm x 14.5cm

Claire's work is playful and bright, conveying a lifelong love of the sea "I still get ridiculously excited when I get that first glimpse!" she says. Her parents retired to Dorset, so the county is well known and special to her. "My work isn't intended to have any deep meaning, in fact people tell me it just makes them feel happy - and that's good! If I'm painting a real location I want to capture the atmosphere rather than aiming for a totally accurate representation of it - hoping to convey the wind and the sun and the memory of being there".

Mounted and framed in a 28cm x 28cm frame
https://www.clairehenleyart.co.uk/

Bidding starts at £30

Gill Williams: Poppy Field

Gill Williams
Original watercolour 
40cm x 52cm

​​This bright, elegant Watercolour original is by artist Gill Williams. Gill is a Dorset artist and children's book author and illustrator. Her paintings are in watercolours with pen and ink. Most of her life she has been lucky enough to have lived in Dorset and cannot remember when wildlife did not fascinate her. Her work has been influenced by the beauty of the natural environment.
https://gillwilliamsart.weebly.com/gallery

Bidding starts at £45
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