Monday, 4 July 2016

Up for Auction

There's a couple of rather sweet lily paintings of mine coming up for auction online.

(I should point out that, as always, it's not me putting them up for sale - it's the owners who bought them originally from the galleries!)

They were painted back in 1994 and are of the lilies in the glasshouses at Kew Gardens.  Interestingly, I went back there to paint the waterlilies again for my show in London in February of this year.

Both are in their original gold frames, and are oil on prepared paper.  Looking good for 22 years old!  They were sold as a pair through the Bridge Gallery at Gartocharn in September 1995.

Here is Pond with Pink Lilies (not Pond with River as it states in the auction catalogue), and the image size is 5" x 7" (that's excluding the cream mount and the frame).

This is Lilies at Kew, and the image size is 10" x 8".

How cute is that?

The paintings are being sold as Lot 295 in the Scottish Contemporary Art Auction at McTear's on 10 July at 1pm, with an estimate of £100-150 for the pair - which is an absolute bargain for such lovely little pictures!  

I do hope they get snapped up by someone who appreciates them.

Here they are on the McTear's website here.


  1. This is divine, the lilies look so gorgeous!

  2. Thank you very much indeed, that's very kind of you.

    You might be interested to know that the paintings didn't sell on Sunday at the auction. The lot was 'Withdrawn'. Wonder why...?

    Maybe the vendor had second thoughts, or maybe they will turn up in the next Scottish Contemporary Art Auction - who knows!