Going going GONE!

I may not have made many prints lately, but I have been involved in making quite a lot of money for a charity here called “AIDE ET ESPOIR AUX REFUGIES”, which supports syrian refugees in Greece.  Last Sunday (16 october) we arranged an auction of 30 works of art – including 2 of mine – and also lay on some fantastic “apéros garnis” for the 60 “punters” who came along and willingly parted with nearly 4000 euros of their hard earned cash – well, it WAS a good cause.  One of  my “Pelerinage” prints was bought by a friend who “loved the pink”, and another print set up a bit of a  bidding war and finally sold for double the guide price!

It’s a small figurative landscape of Dartmoor that I made years ago when visiting friends.  I  had forgotten all about it until I came across it this summer in my Somerset studio.  It might easily have been missed because we were in the midst of a frenzied attempt to clear the place out before selling up and moving out, but fortunately it came  back to France with us and…. voila!    I now have an order for another, so I hope I can find the plate!  So, the lesson for today is – don’t turn your back on old prints, they may still have a place in your life!


About rosalind marchant

I am an artist - I am a printmaker and I make abstract etchings. I live in a small village in south west France that is surrounded by miles of varied and colourful landscape ..... which is fortunate because my prints are inspired by the colours and patterns in that landscape.
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3 Responses to Going going GONE!

  1. That’s a lovely print Ros (Dartmoor – the other’s good too!)

  2. sarahmarchant22 says:

    Great expo Ros. And wine too what is not to like!

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