We are delighted to announce that the Auction resulted in the sale of 3 paintings for a total of £1390!
We are especially pleased that the paintings went to residents of Priston or people with a strong historic connection to the village.
Priston Church is very grateful for the generosity of Kate Harris in offering the paintings for sale, and to all of you who put forward bids. The money raised is a much needed and substantial contribution to Church funds, which have been badly impacted by the pandemic.
Many residents of Priston will have fond memories of Tony Harris, who lived in Priston for many years, initially at The Dog Inn, and subsequently at Old Rectory Right.
Tony made many contributions to the Priston community. He was a keen member of Priston Jubilee Morris, as well as Treasurer of Priston Church for many years. He also acted as Treasurer for the Priston Defibrillator project and was a Trustee of Iford Arts opera festival.
Tony sadly died in July 2019, after a long illness.
Kate Harris, Tony's widow, is generously providing 6 paintings created by Ann Parkin to be auctioned in Tony's memory. The proceeds will be donated to Priston Church, whose finances have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ann Parkin is an accomplished artist who lived in Priston for many years. Many Priston residents are owners of her work, which often featured scenes of the village and the surrounding area.
Bids in excess of the reserve price stated for each picture are invited.
If you would like to see the pictures before bidding, Kate Harris will be bringing them to the Saturday Café on Saturday 5 June 10-30am-12pm at Priston Village Hall (postcode BA2 9EG).
Please email your bid to Peter Hopwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or send to Peter at The Old Coach House, Priston Lane, Priston, Bath BA2 9ED. Please specify each painting you are bidding for, the value of your bid for each painting, and provide contact details.
If you have any queries you can contact Peter on 07540 889630.
The closing date for bids is 12pm on 30 June 2021.
Successful bidders will be notified on 7 July 2021.
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