Shropshire artist's work raises thousands at Royal Academy’s charity event

A professional Shropshire artist has had her work auctioned at the annual Private View of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London this September.

Penelope Timmis from Rowley, near Westbury in Shropshire is an award winning artist who works mainly in the medium of acrylic or oil on canvas or board.

She supports a number of charities and worthwhile causes and is thrilled to be involved in the annual ‘Royal Academy Summer Exhibition’, a charity event in aid of Marie Curie.

Each year, this prestigious, invitation only event, welcomes around 75 guests, mainly from the art world.  Penelope said: “It’s a wonderful affair that I have been donating to and attending for a number of years. It’s always a very grand occasion and raises a great deal of money for a very worthy cause.”

This year, however, things have been a little different and instead of a canapé and Champagne reception, it is all being done online, hosted by well know auction house ‘Christies’.

Renowned for her chickens, cockerels and geese, who proudly strut their way into her paintings in a most appealing way, Penelope has donated two pieces of artwork this year, one of a ‘Pair of Pheasants’ and a still life, both in acrylic and crayon.

The online auction began on August 26 and ran for three weeks ending on September 16.  Offering opportunities for new and seasoned collectors alike, the auction featured more than 30 pieces of work by highly sought after artists. Bidding for Penelope’s pieces started at £800 each and sold for the combined amount of £2,375.

With a large following across the UK, Penelope’s contemporary and bold style is very distinctive and easy to recognise at a glance. Well known for her colourful flower scenes, vibrant landscapes and rugged coastlines, Penelope has won multiple awards and exhibits both nationally and internationally.

“I’m thrilled my paintings raised over £2,000,” she added. “The event usually raises in excess of £100,000 and it’s a great honour to be chosen to be involved in such a well known and important occasion.”

All proceeds will go to Marie Curie who provide essential care and support for people reaching the end of their lives.

To view more of Penelope’s artwork visit her new website www.penelopetimmis.co.uk.

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