Saturday, June 10, 2006
"Born Free" Charity Auction
Last night we attended the "Pride in the Park" dinner and charity auction at Pride Park in Derby. Pride Park is a dramatic venue and the food was great, nice silver service etc.
The auctioneer for the evening was James Lewis (of TV Cash in the Attic and Floggit Fame) he did a very professional job. Bidding for the evening was generally low, one (famous) artist who had donated a 1 of 1 limited edition print sold for 500 quid, the expected price was 1000+. My painting was described by the auctioneer as a "well painted atmospheric and moody Derbyshire landscape". It sold for 210 quid, which was a little under its market value. I left my business card on every table so hope to get a commission/sale as a result . A great evening.