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THE ELMER AUCTION -ST. LUKES HOSPICE

Date & Start Time: Wednesday 9th October 2019 - 7pm

Viewings: 6pm to 7pm

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We are delighted to support St. Lukes Hospice, Plymouth and conduct this fabulous Elmer auction.

This is your chance to take away a piece of Plymouth history and give your favourite Elmer a forever home. Each Elmer features a unique design created by our amazing local and national artists.

Funds raised at auction will support St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth and enable them to continue to provide their outstanding compassionate care.

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HERD HQ
Toys R Us,
Western Approach,
 Plymouth, PL1 1TQ
 

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Lot No. Description Estimate Image
There are NO extra fees for bidding at this sale, no buyers premium and no online fees. Every pound will go to St. Lukes Hospice, Plymouth.  
1 'By the light of the Silvery Moon' by Sally Adams. Sponsored by PL1 Events. Former London prop maker, Sally has worked on countless projects over the years, including four public commissions in her home county of Norfolk. Her love of Wild in Art trails started with GoGoGorilla in 2013 and eight more works have ensued. Sally also wrote and illustrated a childrens book to accompany her GoGoHare sculpture in Norwich 2018. Sally is very excited to be collaborating with Elmers Big Parade Plymouth and is thrilled that her design was chosen by Bishop Fleming. Click to view larger size image
2 'Elmer in the Flowers' by Jane Foster. Sponsored by Plmouth Live/The Herald Jane is an illustrator, author and textile designer. She loves bold, happy designs that appeal to children and adults. Her purpose in life is to bring joy into other people's lives by creating happy illustrations for children's books, wall art and other products. Jane has had over 20 books published over the last five years which sell in many countries. These include three craft books and 20 pre-school books. Click to view larger size image
3 'Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers' by Donna Newman. Sponsored by Stagecoach South West Donna Newman is a mural artist working in the Birmingham area. She has been working in schools for over 12 years and inspires young people by transforming their learning environments. Trained at Coventry University, Donna uses creativity and flair to produce original designs. She is also an experienced painter of sculpture trails working closely with Wild in Art. Donna is an extremely versatile artist who brings colour and life through her art. Click to view larger size image
4 'Magical Mysteryphant' by Anne-Marie Byrne. Sponsored by Plymouth Markets/Plymouth City Centre Comp. Anne-Marie is a Suffolk-based artist, an ex-archaeologist and civil servant. Anne-Marie rediscovered her artistic roots when Pigs Gone Wild trail came to Ipswich in 2016. She has participated in several trails around the UK, painting lions, sun bears, hares, giraffes, bees, ducks and otters. She also painted a Van Gogh inspired car that went all the way to Monte Carlo in a charity rally. When not painting, Anne-Marie creates digital art and writes fiction. Click to view larger size image
5 'Tropical Cave Painting' by Charlotte Leadly. Sponsored by St Luke's Hospice Plymouth Charlotte Leadley is an emerging illustrator whose distinctive work can be defined by playful use of colour, shape and texture, using a combination of digital and analog drawing. She is fascinated by narratives connecting people and their environment, exploring her subject matter through dynamic composition and energetic movement. Charlottes previous clients include Hubbox, The Scouts Magazine and Plymouth College of Art, at which she is currently completing an Illustration degree. Click to view larger size image
6 'Sensory Elmer' by Paul Bird. Sponsored by St Luke's Hospice Plymouth Paul Bird is a graphic designer, problem solver and avid surfer. Pauls Elmer is a celebration of life and senses. St Lukes Hospice Plymouth does amazing work to ensure people live until their last and whether we are old or young, we experience life through our senses. Having recently become a father, Paul wanted to create an environment where people can enjoy these sensations. Click to view larger size image
7 'An Elephant's Dream' by Arth Law. Sponsored by McClure Solicitors For Plymouth artist Arth Lawr painting is a much-loved obsession and believes it provides a daily opportunity for mindfulness and reflection. For some people a state of peace can be difficult to find during moments of hardship. That is why Arth was keen to support the work of St Luke's Hospice Plymouth, as they provide care and compassion for the many people they support every day. And of course, he simply adores elephants! Click to view larger size image
8 'Poppy's Garden' by Yvonne Coomber. Sponsored by Poppy's Family Yvonne Coomber is a contemporary British artist and ambassador for wildflowers and plants. She trained in Sussex and has been working as a professional painter since 2002. Her dreamy seascapes, tangled meadowlands and magical forests are held in private and public collections worldwide. Passionate about untamed nature, the protection of our threatened meadowlands, she is currently collaborating with Plantlife, a conservation charity, who work globally to save threatened wild flowers. Click to view larger size image
10 'The Patchwork Bus' by Traci Moss. Sponsored by Plymouth Citybus Traci Moss is a Sussex based artist working on painting and sculpture commissions, while running fun 2D and 3D workshops tailored to any age and level. Her work is colourful and tactile, often inspired by being involved for many years with the wonderful imaginations of children and always infused with happy optimism. Traci also creates lots of delightfully bonkers soft sculptures of people and animals known as Squishies. Click to view larger size image
11 'Jungle Elmer' by Maria Burns. Sponsored by Curtis Whiteford Crocker Maria Burns is an illustrator and graphic designer based on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. She draws on the fantastic countryside and wildlife around her for creative inspiration. Maria works in many different styles from highly accurate natural history watercolour illustrations to humorous cartoons and decorative designs. She has worked on numerous projects for many varied clients over the years. Click to view larger size image
12 'True Colours' by Amrit Singh. Sponsored by Pride in Plymouth, supported by Stagecoach South West MrASingh is an award-winning artist and digital influencer from Birmingham. He creates his intricate art under his brand, InkANIMA using mixed media techniques and vivid colour. His art is a salute to nature and a gentle reminder that if we look carefully, patterns may be found throughout. MrASingh focuses on this beauty, mixed with inspiration from various cultures and amplified thorough rich textures, line-work and storytelling. He shares his art live to thousands of people globally through the power of live streaming. Click to view larger size image
13 'Compass Rosie' by Anne-Marie Byrne. Sponsored by Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce Anne-Marie is a Suffolk-based artist, an ex-archaeologist and civil servant. Anne-Marie rediscovered her artistic roots when Pigs Gone Wild trail came to Ipswich in 2016. She has participated in several trails around the UK, painting lions, sun bears, hares, giraffes, bees, ducks and otters. She also painted a Van Gogh inspired car that went all the way to Monte Carlo in a charity rally. When not painting, Anne-Marie creates digital art and writes fiction. Click to view larger size image
14 'Stampyford' by Steve Evans. Sponsored by Fort Stamford Health and Fitness A West Country born freelance book designer and illustrator, Steve Evans has many years of experience working with major publishers. His passion for childrens illustration is demonstrated in his Picture Atlas for Harper Collins, alongside a UK and World Map. His influences are 1950s American cartoons, Jim Flora and Quentin Blake. He was recently commissioned to produce the main artwork for the University of Plymouth 2019 prospectus. He is very excited to be designing an Elmer for the St. Lukes Big Parade. Click to view larger size image
15 'Patch' by Caroline Coates. Sponsored by Tamar Fresh Caroline Coates is an artist who is inspired by working with people. She is an illustrator, community artist and craft tutor and specialises in getting people interested in art and to help them create their own. Carolines illustrations mix the traditional and contemporary to tell a story. Caroline loves to create characters from make believe flying pigs to realistic portraits the only aim of Caroline's art is to simply make people smile. Click to view larger size image
16 'Francis Drake' by Donna Newman. Sponsored by Willmott Dixon Donna Newman is a mural artist working in the Birmingham area. She has been working in schools for over 12 years and inspires young people by transforming their learning environments. Trained at Coventry University, Donna uses creativity and flair to produce original designs. She is also an experienced painter of sculpture trails working closely with Wild in Art. Donna is an extremely versatile artist who brings colour and life through her art. Click to view larger size image
17 'Patchwork by David McKee' by Donna Newman. Sponsored by Nash & Co Donna Newman is a mural artist working in the Birmingham area. She has been working in schools for over 12 years and inspires young people by transforming their learning environments. Trained at Coventry University, Donna uses creativity and flair to produce original designs. She is also an experienced painter of sculpture trails working closely with Wild in Art. Donna is an extremely versatile artist who brings colour and life through her art. Click to view larger size image
18 'Meadow of Dreams' by Rachel Blackwell. Sponsored by Aquamare Marine Rachel specialises in painting magical landscapes which draw the mind away into an enchanted realm. Rachel graduated from Worcester University with a degree in Fine Art Practice in 2011. Since then she has exhibited her work nationally and has undertaken a variety of commissions for murals and large scale paintings. Click to view larger size image
19 'Zou' by Jess Perrin. Sponsored by Foot Anstey Jess is an illustrator and designer living and working in Birmingham. Recently completing her Masters degree in Visual Communication, she likes to create both digital and traditional work that has a strong narrative content. Her love for character design and patterns can be seen throughout her work. This is the 8th sculpture she has painted this year. Click to view larger size image
20 'Finding Elmer' by Jon Lilly. Sponsored by Mi-Space Jon Lilly is an aerosol artist based in Plymouth who runs workshops and projects with youth clubs, schools and community groups in and around the South West. Jons style is an eclectic mix of graffiti, sci-fi, comics and nature. Jon is very excited to be painting an Elmer and having the opportunity to support St Lukes Hospice Plymouth, as well as seeing the sculpture bring colour to his hometown. Click to view larger size image
21 'Ellie-mentary' by Mik Richardson. Sponsored by Wolferstans Solicitors Mik Richardson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural/design business since leaving the RAF in 2006. As well as producing over 400 murals, privately, in the community and in schools, he has also been involved in over 25 of the public art trails across the country. He has painted 58 large sculptures, raising over 225,000 for the charities involved in the Wild in Art trails and over 100 smaller sculptures with schools and communities, as well as 21 large sculptures for other trails. Click to view larger size image
22 'Sun Bright Day, Star Light Night' by Kate Andrews. Sponsored by Coop Funeralcare Kate is a self-taught artist using gouache and beautiful acrylics on canvas and Cornish slate. Her unique style usually includes British wildlife and wildflowers, day and night scenes and seascapes. She aims to inspire viewers of her art and often includes a quote in her paintings to enhance the theme. Kates art is in several galleries in the South West and details of her workshops can be found on her website. www.kateandrew.co.uk Click to view larger size image
23 'The Symphony of the Spirits' by Andy Nash. Sponsored by GMI Andy is a local Barbican based artist, illustrator and animator who lives in Plymouth. After enjoying taking part in the 2014 Sunfish Trail, Andy is excited to be a part of the St Lukes Hospice Plymouths Elmer trail as well. The inspiration for his intricate and imaginative escapist design comes from merging nature, music, the cosmos and hidden Easter eggs to convey the synchronicity and harmony within the spirits of nature. Click to view larger size image
24 'Elmer the Henna-phant' by Katie Hodgetts. Sponsored by Michael Spiers Jewellers Katie is currently a student at Birmingham City University studying for a degree in textile design, specialising in printed surface pattern. The artist has a passion for all things pattern, painting and printing. This is Katie's second public commission and has found a new love for painting these large sculptures, taking on new challenges and working alongside other great artists. Click to view larger size image
25 'Snorkelly' by Megan Heather Evans. Sponsored by Radio Plymouth Megan is a Birmingham based tattooist and artist. After completing her Fine Art degree at Birmingham School of Art, Megan went on to complete her apprenticeship in tattooing and has tattooed full time at The Ink Shack, Solihull, for the past 3 years. As well as tattooing, Megan takes on various commission work and enjoys large-scale acrylic painting, working on many sculptures around the country. She designed giant Bee sculpture Buzzwig van Bee-thovan for the recent Bee in the City art trail. Click to view larger size image
26 'Sit Among the Flowers' by Sally Adams. Sponsored by Bishop Fleming Former London prop maker, Sally has worked on countless projects over the years, including four public commissions in her home county of Norfolk. Her love of Wild in Art trails started with GoGoGorilla in 2013 and eight more works have ensued. Sally also wrote and illustrated a childrens book to accompany her GoGoHare sculpture in Norwich 2018. Sally is very excited to be collaborating with Elmers Big Parade Plymouth and is thrilled that her design was chosen by Bishop Fleming. Click to view larger size image
27 'Umbrelliephant' by Jenny Leonard. Sponsored by One Less Worry Payroll Services Jenny Leonard is a community driven artist always pursuing collaborative art projects that bring people together. She currently delivers live illustration at events and hosts creative art workshops for schools and businesses. Currently working on Wild in Art projects, Jenny has painted over 50 sculptures to date and her work has raised over 150,000 for partnering charities. In 2018 her sculpture for Manchesters Bee in the City trail was auctioned for 16,000. Click to view larger size image
28 'The Beauty of Transience' by Colin Pethick. Sponsored by YGS Landscapes Colin Pethick is a fine art painter and freelance art tutor based in the Tamar valley. He was born in Gulworthy, Devon and studied Fine Art at BA degree level and PGCE Masters at the University of Plymouth building upon his self-taught roots. He experiments in many mediums and image making techniques investigating the notion of merging abstract themes with figurative painting methods whilst embracing cross cultural dialogue. www.colinpethick.com Click to view larger size image
29 'Gathering of Animals' by Jack Viant. Sponsored by The Dock Jack is an illustrator from Plymouth, specialising in character creation and childrens illustration. Jack wants to create his own illustrated universe with the goal of inspiring people to go out and create wonderful and wacky things. Things that make the world a happier place and allow creativity to thrive. Jack has an admiration for all things weird and wonderful and is extremely influenced by nostalgic infused cartoons and toys from his childhood. Click to view larger size image
30 'Happy Hippie Heffalump' by Betti Moretti. Sponsored by Murray Volkwagen Betti Moretti is Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2018-19. Shes also an explorer (in her dreams!) and a self-employed artist, illustrator, TV/Film supporting artist and production manager, author and yarn bombing folk singer. Life is one crazy, arty adventure. She has already appeared in four other Wild In Art projects and is fast becoming addicted! Click to view larger size image
31 'Stargazing Tales' by Jose Kenyon. S[ponsered by St Luke's Hospice Plymouth Jose is a freelance illustrator based in Dartmoor National Park who creates visual narratives such as childrens book illustrations and comics amongst other artistic works. Being a story-teller at heart she has always been fascinated by engaging narratives, from fairy tales and myths through to novels, films and animations. Joses piece for Elmers Big Parade Plymouth has been inspired by the stories surrounding the constellations in the summer night sky. Click to view larger size image
32 'Elmer Comes to Plymouth' by Brian Pollard. Sponsored by PFK Francis Clark Brian Pollard has lived and worked in Plymouth for over 40 years. He paints in a nave style using colour and rhythm to communicate with the viewer. His images have been used across the globe for calendars and cards. His work has featured on national TV and in the national press. Brian is a St Lukes Patron and has donated original painting for the St Lukes Open Gardens 10th Anniversary raffle. Click to view larger size image
33 '1935' by Cecily Goff. Sponsored by St Luke's Hospice Cecily is a South West based illustrator currently studying at Plymouth College of Art who can be found online as Cecily G. She aims to create relatable artwork that gives viewers a sense of comfort. Being relatively new to her art career, Cecily is still experimenting but has found a passion for bright patterns and block colours with texture and enjoys including these in the majority of her illustrative work. Click to view larger size image
34 'Blooming Greenhouse' by Leah Hayler. Sponsored by St Luke's Hospice Plymouth Leah is a Plymouth based artist studying an illustration degree at Plymouth College of Art, where she enjoys experimenting with different styles and mediums. Leah admires the work of St Lukes Hospice Plymouth and feels very lucky to be part of helping to raise money and awareness for an amazing cause, as well as being able to paint a certain elephant that shes followed and loved for years. Click to view larger size image
35 'Dartmoor Friends' by Naomi Batts. Sponsored by Tesco Naomi is an illustrator based in Plymouth. After studying Illustration at Plymouth University, she continued to work as a freelance illustrator focusing on fun and bright illustration using any materials she can get her hands on, which is mostly gouache and coloured pencils. Naomis Elmer really represents her artistic style and passion for nature. Click to view larger size image
36 'Elmer's Jungle' by George Goodwin. Sponsored by Building Plymouth Under the moniker OMGiDRAWEDit, illustrator George Goodwin creates unique artwork inspired by his loves of nature and science-fiction. Specialising in world building George illustrates heavily detailed, quirky and vibrant scenes. Georges work often looks at subjects that promote a socially conscious message about our relationship with the planet and a need to reconnect with nature across society. This message is generally depicted in a humorous and light-hearted fashion. Click to view larger size image
37 'Forget Me Not' by Betti Moretti. Sponsored by St Luke's Hospice Betti Moretti is Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2018-19. Shes also an explorer (in her dreams!) and a self-employed artist, illustrator, TV/Film supporting artist and production manager, author and yarn bombing folk singer. Life is one crazy, arty adventure. She has already appeared in four other Wild In Art projects and is fast becoming addicted! Click to view larger size image
38 'As If By Magic' by Mik Richardson. Sponsored by Elefriends Mik Richardson is a Norfolk based artist who has run his own mural/design business since leaving the RAF in 2006. As well as producing over 400 murals, privately, in the community and in schools, he has also been involved in over 25 of the public art trails across the country. He has painted 58 large sculptures, raising over 225,000 for the charities involved in the Wild in Art trails and over 100 smaller sculptures with schools and communities, as well as 21 large sculptures for other trails. Click to view larger size image
39 'Britain's Ocean City' by Dave Smith. Sponsored by Fairway Furniture Dave Smith is an Illustrator based in Plymouth and has been professionally colouring-in things for over twenty years. He has worked for a wide variety of clients, including Horrible Histories, BBC, Allianz, Oxford University Press, and the Met Office. For Dave, being involved in helping raise money for St Lukes with the Elmer trail in Plymouth is a huge privilege and he cant wait to see them all out and about around the city! Click to view larger size image
40 'Hipsta Saila' by Lee Jackson. Sponsored by Associated British Ports Elmer, 'Hipsta Saila' by Lee Jackson. Plymouth based artist Lee Jackson has been producing mixed media artwork for over twenty years. With a background in printing, surface pattern and graphic design, his work has evolved over time and is heavily influenced by living near the ocean. Lee draws inspiration from the elements and his surroundings, reusing driftwood and rust salvaged from shorelines. He is thrilled to be collaborating with St Lukes Hospice for Elmers Big Parade Plymouth. Click to view larger size image