Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sir Tom Hunter Donates Painting Valued at £35,000 to STV Appeal 2013

Sir Tom Hunter, a Scottish philanthropist, has donated an original painting, 'Night-Time Rituals II', by Jack Vettriano to be auctioned at McTear’s Auctioneers in support of the STV Appeal 2013.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery

Sir Tom Hunter, a trustee of the STV Appeal, comments: "I'm delighted to donate this stunning piece of art in support of the STV Appeal. This is your chance to buy an original work by Jack Vettriano and to change the lives of children blighted by poverty, so dig deep and help the STV Appeal."

Artist Jack Vettriano supports this donation saying that he would “encourage any potential bidders to follow his example by bidding as generously as they can in the knowledge all funds will go to the STV Appeal, which was set up to address a hugely important issue for Scotland."

Vettriano adds, “Night-time Rituals, explores a theme to which I like to return from time to time – it’s about creating an atmosphere of anticipation and indulging in those rare moments where all your senses collide.”

Interested bidders can view the painting at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, where it is displayed until the 10th October 2013.

The sale of the painting is from McTear's Gallery 1842 online bidding auction. Bidding has started and will end during the live STV Appeal show, hosted by Lorraine Kelly, on Friday 11th October. So why not have a look and get involved? Get yourself a new fine piece of art for a fantastic cause!

The STV Appeal helps children and young people in Scotland who are affected by poverty, as there are still 220,000 children living in poverty today, and was launched by STV and The Hunter Foundation in 2011.

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