Spring Charity Art Auction

Richmond Golf Club hosts Spring Charity Art Auction, backed by local star artists.

Question: What do celebrity portrait artist, Christian Furr, Illustrator Jane Hudspith and “Sketch Club” co-founder, Jonathan Barker, have in common?

Answer: They’re among the artists who have donated pieces to the “Spring Charity Art Auction”, hosted by Richmond Golf Club on Wednesday 25th March.

Christian Furr was just 28 when he was commissioned to paint an official portrait of the Queen and remains the youngest artist to have done so. His work has hung in the Saatchi Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and The Vatican and is in the private collections of (among others) Sir Peter Blake, Michael Caine and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Christian has donated a signed Artist’s Proof of ‘Richmond Hill at Sunset’.

Illustrator, Jane Hudspith, has worked on chil- dren’s books, poster campaigns and pieces for the V&A. From “Chicken Licken in Africa” to the “City Escape” and “Ceramic Poppies” her work features widely. Jane balances this with bringing art to life for children and adults alike with her Arts Clubhouse in Teddington and art clubs across local schools. Jane has donated “Blue Nude Reclining”; an acrylic, pastel and digital, Giclee print (1/20).

Jonathan Barker co-founded the Teddington Sketch Club, run from the iconic Boathouse. He has donated this sketch of Teddington Lock, which won the 2019 Diana Armfield RA Competition for drawing from observation.

These three works by local artists will be among the dozen highlighted lots of the evening from both local and national living artists. While the star of the show will undoubtedly be the much sought-after Christian Furr piece, entry level art will also be on sale.

The Affordable Postcard Art Sale
Will you secure a hidden gem?
The event will also host an Affordable Postcard Art Sale – Royal Academy style – your opportunity to purchase a piece of genuine art for poster prices.

  • Each postcard will be displayed anonymously.
  • All cards will be available to purchase.
  • Some mystery cards will be contributed by notable artists and celebrities; others by parents, students or staff.

With postcard art already pledged from Janet Massey, Felicity Swann, Chris Lemon, Christian Furr, Jane Hudspith, Jon Barker and rising young star Lawrence Perry, there will be lots of opportunity to bag an artist’s original.

The Spring Charity Art Auction, in aid of Grey Court Education Fund, will take place on Wednesday 25th March at Richmond Golf Club from 6pm til 8pm. Tickets, costing £12+VAT, are available through Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-charity-art- auction-tickets-88843402007

Cover price includes a welcome drink, canapes, live music, pre-auction viewing, auction catalogue and access to the auction.

For more information, contact Madeline Thomas [mthomas@greycourt.org.uk, DL 020 8439 8820 or Grey Court School 020 8948 1173]