We are delighted that Robert Perry, a highly respected artist with work in numerous collections, has donated three paintings to our Charity Auction. Read more about the works featured in Thursday’s exciting event at Deutsche Bank, Brindleyplace….
View from Barr Beacon, Summer Clouds over Streetly
Robert Perry always enjoyed drawing and painting… his exploration of the countryside, canals and industrial areas of his childhood provided the first sparks of inspiration.
He found himself looking closely, keen from a young age to capture in drawings and paintings what he saw around him.
‘I would explore the local woodlands, derelict buildings, culverts and scrap yards,’ Rob remembers.
‘I’d go out cycling to Tack Wood and Checkhill, Kinver Edge, Gothersley and Highgate Common, or along the canal towpaths past foundries, glass factories, clay mines and steelworks.
The Black Country from Turners Hill, Dudley
‘I made my first on-the-spot drawing at the age of nine, in a sixpenny drawing book that I bought from Mrs Corbett’s corner shop. Making this drawing was a revelation, like being given a new pair of eyes.
‘All of these early experiences engendered an enduring love of the Black Country and a curiosity and spirit of adventure which has never left me.’
That spirit of adventure has seen him travel the world and capture a diverse range of settings in his paintings.
A landscape painter in the English tradition, with works held in collections around Europe, Perry travels widely in the Renault van which he converted into a unique mobile field studio.
Great Stickle, Dunnerdale Fells
He has held numerous solo exhibitions in Britain and Europe, and has been featured frequently in international printed and electronic media, including a national BBC art collection. He has appeared many times on British and French television, most recently on Coast.
About our Charity Auction
Our first ever charity auction takes place on November 2, and will be run by Bonhams and hosted by Deutsche Bank at their prestigious Brindleyplace offices.
Tickets are £10 with income from ticket sales going to Autistica, Deutsche Bank’s Charity of the Year. All auction proceeds will go to the RBSA: artists have generously donated works to raise funds for the visual arts charity which is one of the oldest Royal Societies in the UK.
Autistica, which both funds and campaigns for medical research to understand the causes of autism, develop new treatments and to ensure that everyone with autism has the chance of a longer, healthier and happier life and include a link to Autistica’s website.
- A fully illustrated catalogue is available online as a downloadable pdf
- Bidders are invited to browse the catalogue and shortlist works of interest
- All donated works can be viewed on arrival at the venue
- After registering, guests will be given a numbered paddle to hold up when bidding
- The event starts with welcome drinks at 6.30pm
- The auction itself runs from 7.30pm to approximately 8.30pm
- Bidding will take place at the auction and is open to ticket holders only
- Payment can be taken at the end of the evening
- A 50% deposit can be placed if works are to be collected from the RBSA Gallery
Tickets are £10. Why not book now?