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Auction of Paintings by Rita Banks

Auction of Paintings by Rita Banks

The hammer fell at Oak Tree Farm Rural Project last Friday 16th March when local artist Rita Banks donated 26 of her paintings to be auctioned.
We were delighted with Rita’s generous offer and called on the services of auctioneer and friend of the Farm, Mike Beardmore, to conduct the auction. Viewing took place from 6pm and by the time the auction began at 7pm the Tea Room was packed with eager bidders.
Rita supported Mike by telling the story behind the paintings as they went under the hammer; many had been exhibited and won international prizes.
By the end of the evening all the paintings had been sold and we had raised the amazing sum of £1148 to boost funds.
Sincere thanks to Rita Banks for her generous donation and to Mike Beardmore for his skills as the auctioneer.

Photo: Anne Bird, Chair of Trustees, introduces Auctioneer, Mike Beardmore, and artist Rita Banks as the auction begins.

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