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DECEMBER 2021 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AUCTION

Opens on Friday 3rd December

As promised, I hope to be presenting my clients with a small number of brand new paintings for purchase directly through the auction process each month.

Instead of the usual process of just dribbling work out, I want to try something difference for new works - the auction platform. This was very successful when having my studio clearance. I have no idea how offering my new work in this way will go, nor how you will feel about this as my clients and followers. At this point, it's an experiment! I welcome any feedback or suggestions.  

For the first auction, I am offering 1 major original painting on canvas - "The Dangerous Shores", and 6 small watercolors.  All paintings are available framed or unframed depending on your preference and location. A small shipping charge will apply.

NOTE: If the works don't reach their reserve price, once the auction is completed, I will move them into my online store for sale at the usual market price. 

NOTE: The auction will run for 10 days. I hope this is not too long, but it gives enough time to reach people on my mailing list and through social media and word of mouth. There will be a 'BUY NOW' price placed on the items which puts a lid on the artworks price in case you just have to have it. 

It is easy to register for the auction by following the instructions here for installing the app or working directly on the website.  

 

NOTES ON COMING MAJOR PAINTINGS

Smaller watercolours are going to be 'light fare' using my usual celebration of our life with animals and nature. I will keep the heavier topics for the major painting.

 My upcoming works explore contemporary narratives overlain with more ancient narratives. Using this big picture method, of ducking back and forth into our deep history of story-making, I hope the viewer might be able to gain insight into how incredibly connected we are to the ancient psyche. Weaving themes from ancient scripture and storytelling, through impressions of current events and the most wonderful human condition, we arrive at some pretty interesting and unique imagery. See this blog for more notes on these works. 

A PREVIEW OF THE PAINTINGS IN THE COMING AUCTION SHOWN BELOW

These paintings will be made available via online Auction HERE (link will activate when the auction opens)


"The Dangerous Shores" above
Oil on Linen 122 x 152cm 2021

The Dangerous Shores is a painting from Helen Norton's upcoming works which explore our memory of the Garden of Eden - and whether we need to return or learn from the idea of a raw and magnificent wilderness that man has not yet disturbed and spoiled. The question can't be answered fairly unless we throw in the imaginary (spiritual and creative aspects of human thought and direction) as well as the archeological evidence of our past. 

 

"She is Beautiful 1" (above)
Watercolour and Gouache on Arches Paper 30x40cm unframed -  55x64cm framed 2021

 

"She is Beautiful 2" (above)
Watercolour and Gouache on Arches Paper 30x40cm unframed -  55x64cm framed 2021


"He Liked to be Free" (above)
Watercolour and Gouache on Arches Paper 30x40cm unframed -  55x64cm framed 2021

"For the First Time in His Life he Paused" (above)
Watercolour and Gouache on Arches Paper 30x40cm unframed -  55x64cm framed 2021



"The Happy Place" (above)
Watercolour and Gouache on Arches Paper 30x40cm unframed -  55x64cm framed 2021

"Waiting" (above)
Watercolour and Gouache on Arches Paper 30x40cm unframed -  55x64cm framed 2021