Bidding is now open on this year’s anonymous heART project in support of Heart Research UK.
I’ve supported this charity event for the past few years with donations to their anonymous art auction and have always found it, if you’ll forgive the pun, the most heartwarming of activities. You can read about my reactions to previous auctions in 2019 and 2018.
Here are the works that have been auctioned in the past – seen here at their final prices (in the vain hope that it may tempt some of you to bid this year!)
I’d love to know if, when bidding on my work, people have hoped that they’re bidding on someone far better known as an artist or celebrity than I obviously am! I can only assume that on the whole, there is some sense of anti-climax when discovering it’s lil’old me behind these paintings because I’ve never had any subsequent follow up from anyone that’s won any of these works!
So far, I think my contributions have raised just shy of £800 in total. By my calculations, each contribution I’ve made so far has raised an average of £79.00. I’m hopeful that the three works I’ve submitted this year will equal this average as it would be nice to break the £1,000 mark!
Obviously these are just my own personal ruminations. What’s most important is to be able to support the great research that these activities help to fund. I’m not in a position to be able to donate these kinds of sums of money directly, but to be able to do so via donating some of my work feels immensely gratifying.
You can see all of the available works in this year’s auction at the Heart Research UK Ebay Shop. There are over 450 works up for auction this year so you may well find it a challenge to find my offerings! (For any regular followers to this blog however, it should be a doddle!)
The auction runs until Sunday 15th November at 9pm GMT and I’ll be sure to share the results with you next week! Good luck to anyone bidding, not necessarily on my work of course – there’s lots of great work to choose from; and all in the knowledge that you’re supporting a great cause.