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Summer 2016 Benefit Art Auction
"An Online Auction Event"
July 20th thru July 30th, 2016

Benefit for

The Paintings below are being auctioned to raise funds for B.R.A.I.N.'s continued work,
advancing research, recovery and residual care for brain injury survivors.

Auction is 10 Days
Auction Started: July 20th
Auction Ends: July 30th, 8:55 pm (PST), 11:55 pm (EST)

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For more information about Paintings Auction & Shipping, please contact Jim Gerrard at:

jimgerrardart@yahoo.com

619-307-3102 (U.S. only)


BEAUREGARD  20"x 24" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $800
There is no direct translation for Beauregard, but literally it means ‘beautiful look, which is what this village would be called in English. As the road approaches the village, each turn presents another spectacular view. In the fall when the colors are the most brilliant, the view is particularly moving. My inspiration here was to capture the brilliance, the depth, the perfect blend of nature and simple classic architecture, at a point when all the elements formed a perfect balance of form, color, and light, the vibrant warm colors of the changing leaves and the infinite cool tones in the distant hills brought this composition to life. Pleasing and restful, few places in memory can equal the splendor here. There are elements of impressionism visible in the foliage and the shadows on the road, while the crisp lines of the buildings and nuances in the distant hills add a striking depth.
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BELVEDERE DE GERVANS  24"x 28" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,000
This fantasy like landscape is not far from the country home, along the ridge above the Rhone River, to the south, overlooking Tain L’Hermitage. The sky seems to radiate from the center, complimenting the gentle curve of the river as it meanders and disappears between the distant hills. The colorful fields just below show the fertility of the land that has been cultivated for centuries, and the grassy field in the foreground provides the perfect pasture for sitting in perfect serenity. To sit and observe this panaroma allows the mind to travel, explore the textures near and far and imagine things colorful and profound. This a view I will never grow tired of, but will return to time and again with different eyes.
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BREN VILLAGE  28"x 23" oil on canvas (framed)
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,400
A short distance from our little farm lies the village of Bren. Early in the spring, the yellow mustard flowers brighten up the already colorful walk along the wooded ridge leading to the village. At the right time of day, when the shadows are long in the afternoon, the road becomes a tapestry of light and shadow and all the colors deepen. This was one of our favorite walks for sunset, a great view in all directionsm and always fresh with the breeze that rises up from the valley. This timeless landscape changes dramatically with the seasons and even during the course of a day. The softness of the hills behind and  the light mist on the ridge above added to the dynamics and depth of the scene. The perfect compliment of the lavender and the perspective of the road balance the scene and lead the eye gently through the landscape. A perfect walk into the coolness of late afternoon.
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CASCADE VERTE  24"x 19" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,200
Above the Rhone Valley, in the massive natural reserve called the Vercors, are many treasures to be discovered.  A short distance from the road along a small river below limestone cliffs lies this lush waterfall where just the right moisture and light has nourished a rare emerald garden. Moss covered rocks rich with infinite green shades of velvet, pristine water nourishing the delicate growth, and a freshness that wakes up the senses inspired this painting. No words could prepare the mind for the impression here, rich in color and saturated with pure oxygen. Timeless and eternally in motion, my intent was to hold this marvel for a moment and capture the endless variations of soft and bright greens that create this velvet texture.  The movement of water finding its way gracefully down and the light that plays across the soft contours all combine to create this vibrant work.
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CENTRE DE L'UNIVERSE  24"x 29" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,200
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and spiritual symbols of our planet, representing long life, health, honor and good luck. It grows in muddy water and rises above to bloom with remarkable symetry and beauty. Untouched by impurity, it represents purity of heart and mind, here found as a single gem amongst the lilly pads. Here in a beautiful botanical garden in the southern part of the Drome, is this lovely specimen. The remarkable diversity of the pads, the reflections off the patches of water visible between the pads, the play of light between all the elements, and the brilliance of the center of the lotus, all draw the eye in and quiet the mind.
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COSTA BRAVA  25"x 19" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,000
The Mediterranean is seldom more vibrant than along the coast of Spain north of Barcelona. These quiet sparkling bays have existed forever, signs of life long past can still be found along with the very alive present. The water shimmers in the clear light, reflecting viridian sky. The lush landscape comes right down to the sea, and the beautifully sculpted beaches and rock formations invite exploration at every turn. These trees seem to be growing with the prevailing wind, shaped by the elements, and they frame the scene perfectly. In my minds eye, and with my brush, I renovated this old fishing village and sailed this ancient vessel into port recalling a time more simple, a world more pure and unspoiled.
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PIQUENIQUE SUR L'HERBASE  32"x 36" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,400
Perfect place to pause for lunch, escape the heat of the early afternoon, and soak in the soothing sound of water flowing. The surface of the water is endlessly intriguing, constantly shifting and revealing what lies beneath only in glimpses. The shimmering surface broken by shadows and the earth tones of the shallows provide the dynamic play of color and light. Along the shore is a spot of shifting shadows, soft light filtered through the trees, a cool place to lie and melt into the scene. In the distance, the small dwelling gives perspective and a hint of life in this sublime setting. The air is always fresh and pure, allowing the senses to open caressing the skin, giving the mind some quiet rest. Inspiration means to draw in from the atmosphere, to absorb, to be nourished from the source.
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QUEENSLAND  24"x 32" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,600
There are few places more vibrant, lush, and alive than a tropical stream, surrounded by rich foliage and saturated with brilliant warm light. This hidden treasure, a pure source of fresh water flowing through a tunnel of light captured my senses and my eye, drawing me in like a breath of fresh air. The dense foliage provides a perfect filter to create every shade of green, diffusing the light into infinite variations. The fascination here is also the colorful stream bed floor, and elaborate maze of mossy shapes that the capture the dancing light through the crystal clear water. Relax and float downstream, follow the soft soothing sounds, brilliant light, and pure oxygen. Through multiple layers of translucent color, details emerge and the light intensifies until the essential energy comes to life.
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STARGAZERS  25"x 21" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $1,200
Mico view, larger than life, brings to life details not otherwise seen. These colorful blooms offer an explosion of color and the leaves fade in the background allowing the flowers to emerge from the canvas. Endless dynamic lines all converge in each center, recreating natures perfect sense of balance and allowing the eye and mind to rest on their brilliance. Crisp edges and bright highlights bring the shapes to life even more, as the softer and deeper background frames the life-like petals, a synthesis of the real and the abstract.
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ST. TROPEZ  22"x 18" oil on canvas
Starting Minimum Bid: $800
Long before it became a playground for the rich, St. Tropez was a fishing port and a jewel of the Mediterranean. Colorful skys and rich blue tones in the water, bright buildings and ancient stone structures, boats of every size and shape , all provide pleasing views in every direction. A walk along the dock led me to this place, a marvelous perspective back towards the town famous for pleasure and recreation, and the warmth of the buildings inspired me to capture the movement and play of light on the water, the bright and colorful clouds, and vibrant green hills.
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Auction is 10 Days
Auction Started: July 20th
Auction Ends: July 30th, 8:55 pm (PST), 11:55 pm (EST)

CLICK LINK TO BIDDING OWL HOSTING WEBSITE

Download PDF Flyer


For more information about Paintings Auction & Shipping, please contact Jim Gerrard at:

jimgerrardart@yahoo.com

619-307-3102 (U.S. only)

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