This November, hundreds of postcards created by artists across Herefordshire and beyond will go up for auction.
All of the works of art have been devised for free by a talented range of exhibitors as part of St Michael’s Hospice’s Postcards from Life event.
The artwork will also be available to view online ahead of a three-day exhibition of the work at the Bishop’s Palace in Hereford from November 10 – 12.
All the art is 6” x 4” and is mounted and framed by Leominster-based picture framer, David Beswick.
‘It’s an exciting time of the year for me and it really is a pleasure to do this,’ he said.
‘I think the quality is astonishing. I just never know what is going to turn up.’
This year’s work features an array of entries, from abstract art to depictions of wildlife, rural scenes and various Herefordshire locations, some of which are captured above.
‘It just goes to show what talented artists we have here,’ added David.
‘There’s certainly a thriving art scene. I’m just glad it raises money for the Hospice.’
The work will be on display at the Bishop’s Palace in Hereford from 10th – 12th November, with lots closing at various times between 12pm-6pm on 13th November.
Alasdair Crawford, a St Michael’s Hospice volunteer, has bid for items since Postcards from Life first launched in 2015.
‘I was outbid last year unfortunately.
‘I bought four in the first year though; two for myself and two as presents.
‘Postcards is just before Christmas so they make lovely little gifts.
‘I’m really looking forward to this year’s.
‘It’s win-win. I get an unusual piece of art and St Michael’s, a place close to my heart, gets the money for it.’
Paddy Nugent, the Hospice’s Community Fundraising Manager, encouraged would-be bidders to get browsing.
‘We would invite everyone to take a look at this year’s entries and to bid generously right from the outset, safe in the knowledge that money from winning bids will go straight to St Michael’s Hospice,’ he said.
The Great Hall
The Bishop’s Palace
Hereford HR4 9BL