|Original gouache Whippet card donated to the I heart Whippets Auction.|
Since the start of this year, I've been contacted by three different whippet/lurcher/greyhound rehoming charities via my Facebook page. All three are organising online auctions to raise much needed funds for their respective charities.
The first lady to contact me was Paola who runs a Facebook page called I heart Whippets and I offered the small painting I did on recycled card of one of the whippets at the shelter where I volunteer. That auction started yesterday on 1 May at 8am and runs until 8pm on 7 May. The charities to benefit from that are Scruples Whippet Rescue, The Greyhound Sanctuary and Galgos del Sol.
I was then contacted by Bronagh who is organising an auction for Hounds First Sight Hounds asking if I could donate to their auction which starts at 8am on Monday 19 May and runs until 9pm on Sunday 25 May. I didn't have any more completed works to donate so I've offered to do a bespoke pet portrait for the winning bidder in either gouache or doodimal.
Then in April I was contacted by Jewell who is organising an online auction and the proceeds of that are going towards to two different charities Southern Lurcher Rescue and Greyhound Lifeline. I've donated a £50 Nics eARTh gift voucher to be used in my Etsy shop or towards the cost of a commissioned portrait. That auction will run until 9 August 2014.
|Gift Voucher towards artwork from my Etsy shop|
I find it very difficult to say no to requests from animal charities but unfortunately when I recently received a 4th request in respect of an auction being held for Greyhound Safety Net - a rehoming charity in Melbourne, Australia, with all the other projects and exhibitions I am working on this summer, I just wasn't able to commit to anything else.
Rather than an online auction this one is a physical art auction to be held on 9 August so, if any of my Australian arty friends would be able to help, then please do contact Sophie.
If you'd like to bid on any of the various auction listings offered (not necessarily mine although of course that would be lovely!) then please 'Like' the Facebook auction pages so you can get a reminder when each auction/raffle is going to start - there are some really lovely 'all things doggy' items so please do have a look.