Royal Art to be Auctioned for Penny Brohn Cancer Care Charity

Penny Brohn Cancer Care will auction an artist’s proof of a watercolour painting by The Prince of Wales during an exhibition scheduled for October 3-5th, 2008, along with works by other artists. The exhibition will take place at the new Penny Brohn Cancer Care facility in Pill, just outside of Bristol.

Artist proof of The Thyme Walk by Prince Charles Penny Brohn Cancer Care, formerly known as the Bristol Cancer Help Centre, is the first and leading holistic cancer charity in the UK. The exhibition is certain to be impressive, as it will also feature artists from Bristol Savages arts club and The Royal West of England Academy. Over 100 artists will participate in the exhibition, permitting visitors to see new talent and purchase pieces from the artists.

Watercolour by Prince CharlesHis Royal Highness The Prince of Wales’ artwork that will be auctioned is a painting of his renowned organic herb garden at his Highgrove Estate. The signed artist’s proof titled ‘The Thyme Walk, Highgrove House’ is a fitting piece for the for Penny Brohn Cancer Care art auction. The Highgrove Estate uses a holistic system of organic gardening and Penny Brohn Cancer Care pioneered the holistic Bristol Approach to cancer treatment. A photograph of the Thyme Walk garden adorns the back cover of The Elements of Organic Gardening book by HRH Prince Charles and co-author Stephanie Donaldson.

The charity art auction is expected to have sales of £50,000 from the auction of over 400 pieces. Fundraising manager Julian Withers stated, “we are privileged to have His Royal Highness as our Patron and delighted that he has made this most generous donation. All profits raised will help us with our life-changing work caring for people with cancer and their families and friends.”

The exhibition is October 3rd through the 5th, with the auction scheduled for Sunday October 5th. For additional information about the charity and the exhibition visit: or telephone: 01275 370073

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There is an opportunity to view the sale this Sunday 10am - 2pm and Monday till 10am -7pm

Read the full article in the Gazette & Herald

For catalogues and more information contact Kidson-Trigg auctioneers on 01793 861000 or visit the online catalogue at

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Read the full story about Sylvette by Picasso at ABC News Australia

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