Buyers sold on charity art work

Allan Innes takes on the roll of auctioneer at the Cancer Research auction in Resin Art on Thursday evening where two of the works by Gail Knight were sold for charity.
Allan Innes takes on the roll of auctioneer at the Cancer Research auction in Resin Art on Thursday evening where two of the works by Gail Knight were sold for charity.

AN AUCTION of two unique pieces of art on Thursday raised nearly £1,000 for the local Cancer Research UK fund-raising committee.

The two works were donated by Gail Knight of the Resin Art Gallery on Arbroath High Street, with one of the pieces specially commissioned in the Cancer Research UK colours of blue, purple and pink.

The resin art work under the hammer for Cancer Research bought by Nicola and John Gray at the auction in Resin Art on Thursday evening. Pictured are, from left - Rhona Harrison, Mre Geay, Mr Gray, Gail Knight Resin Art, Helen Angus and Alana Louden: front - Allan Innes and Ian Angus.

The resin art work under the hammer for Cancer Research bought by Nicola and John Gray at the auction in Resin Art on Thursday evening. Pictured are, from left - Rhona Harrison, Mre Geay, Mr Gray, Gail Knight Resin Art, Helen Angus and Alana Louden: front - Allan Innes and Ian Angus.

And an impressive turnout of people hoping to get their hands on the artworks gathered at the gallery where an anonymous ‘phone bidder paid £360 for the first lot.

Meanwhile the main lot of the painting in the specially commissioned colours was bought by John and Nicola Gray, who donated £400 to the cause.

The artwork had caught Mr Gray’s eye after seeing a picture of the painting on our own Arbroath Herald website.

And with it being the first time the committee had attempted an auction like this, chair Alana Loudon was thrilled with the cash raised.

She said: “I’m absolutely delighted with what we have raised as we just didn’t know what to expect.

“It has been such a lovely night and people have been so generous.

“Gail from the gallery has been just wonderful and we can’t thank her enough for donating the art work and hosting us in her gallery.”

The committee’s next event is on Thursday (May 9) in the Fort in Broughty Ferry, where they will be holding a quiz night.

And preparations are also in full swing for their biggest annual fund-raiser Relay for Life which takes place on September 21 and 22.

Anybody wanting to sign up should visit the Cancer Research UK website.