Art charity gift

PUBLISHED: 14:30 06 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:58 10 June 2010

Some years ago Alan Cotton did a painting live on television for BBC Children in Need and this was auctioned during the evening, raising a substantial sum. This year he is once more donating a painting for this important charity this time for the fund

Some years ago Alan Cotton did a painting live on television for BBC Children in Need and this was auctioned during the evening, raising a substantial sum. This year he is once more donating a painting for this important charity - this time for the fund raising efforts of BBC Radio Devon - to be auctioned on The Judi Spiers Show between 9am and noon on Friday, November 14, when Alan will be a guest on the programme. The painting is of the Langhe region in Northern Italy and is called Piemonte - Hillside Vines Below Diano D'Alba. In his London gallery, Messum's Fine Art, this would sell at £7,500. Anyone interested in bidding for the painting can call in on the day on 0845 3011034 or email a bid to: judi@bbc.co.ukAlan has donated many paintings to charities over the years and says that in his experience only occasionally do they reach their London value, so here is an opportunity to acquire one of his paintings at well below its gallery price and at the same time help to raise money for Children in Need. The painting can be seen on Alan's website: www.alancotton.co.ukThis is a busy month for the Colaton Raleigh artist, as next week he will be at Windsor Castle attending two Icons' Dinners in aid of Duke of Edinburgh Award Fund. He was nominated by the explorer and adventurer David Hempleman-Adams as his icon and invited to attend the Icons' Dinners to be held at Windsor Castle on November 11 and 12. Alan has donated a prize for an artist to spend a day working with him in his studio, to include a sumptuous lunch, to be auctioned at the dinner. The bidding has already started on line, and a few tickets for the dinner are still available. For more details see www.dofe-iconsauction.co.uk

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