It’s a delight to support local good causes and charities.
As a member of Salcombe Yacht Club, this year, during Merlin Rocket week, Anne and I spent nine days in The Chart Room at the yacht club, welcoming the Merlin sailors and their families, and exhibiting my original works, limited edition prints, and fine art greetings cards.
The weather was too hot for me to paint, but I enjoyed watching the sailing, photographing the Merlins and talking with lots of art lovers, while Anne ‘manned the shop’.
SOLD! Ebb Tide at Batson Creek
As well as over 100 cards, I sold a painting, which swelled the donation to the Salcombe Yacht Club.
While I am happy when any painting sells, I’m especially so when I meet the purchaser and know it’s going to a good home.
A purchaser is a local person, someone I will see often, and I’m sure he’ll enjoy his purchase.
My paintings grace many a wall in Salcombe, and elsewhere.
See if you can spot one of my originals next time you go visiting?
Which cards were the most popoular?
I had painted two more Merlin compositions especially for Merlin Rocket week, and used them for new card designs, bringing the number of cards featuring Merlins to three: Merlins, Merlins Crossing the Bar, and Watching the Merlins Race.
All three sold well, but they were pipped by two other designs: Salcombe Estuary Trots and Dappled Light I, a watercolour which is now sold but very much like the still-available oil painting Dappled Light III.
Local artist, supporting local causes
This year so far, I’ve made donations to The Friends of the Redfern and Salcombe Yacht Club. If you would like me to support your good cause, contact me.