RAMM Friends Art Auction.

RAMM Friends Art Auction.

Weds 19th March 6.30 – 9pm

I have been asked to donate a bit of artwork for The Royal Albert Memorial Museum so that they can raise some funds to purchase a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. The portrait is of Devon born artist, Francis Hayman (1707 – 1776) who was a founder of the Royal Academy.

Realising that this is probably the easiest way for me to get to exhibit in one of the shiny new galleries at Exeter’s award winning museum I have decided to say yes!

Joshua Reynolds portrait of Francis Hayman
Joshua Reynolds portrait of Francis Hayman

The evening of the auction starts with a reception and music from Jazz Trio Douce Ambiance followed by the auction at 7.30pm conducted by Bearnes, Hampton & Littlewood.  The artworks have been donated by many local artists and can be viewed beforehand online and in Gallery 20 on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 March, 10am to 5pm.

I am donating a framed “Vanishing Bees” etching. Float mounted in its Ash wood frame the usual gallery price for this is £150. Who knows – there’s a chance for someone to pick up a bargain(?)

Book your tickets here online or from the museum reception in person or by phone using a credit or debit card on 01392 265858 during opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Vanishing Bees by Lynn Bailey
Vanishing Bees